Exactly four years ago... I announced my Donruss Puzzle project in which I had hoped to collect and build all sixteen puzzles produced from 1982 to 1992.
And thanks to the generosity of Dennis over at Too Many Verlanders... the project is now complete.
Originally... I had planned to frame and display them around my office. Unfortunately... lack of space has forced me to scrap that plan. Instead, I slid them into Ultra Pro pages and put them into a binder, so I can enjoy their beauty whenever I want.
Now some of you might have read my post last month where I promised to man up and purchase the final three puzzle pieces myself if the majority of you felt I was crazy for not spending the dollar to wrap up this project. The verdict? You thought I was crazy and I was prepared to buy the puzzle pieces.
But Dennis emailed me and let me know he picked it up off of Sportlots, so I didn't have to.
Thanks buddy! I really appreciate you helping me out... and saving me that dollar plus postage! And these amazing 1 of 1 customs were pretty sweet too:
Was Rudy really offsides? No matter... that guy is a hero to short guys around the world. And with every hero... you've gotta have a villain:
Always happy to add another Canseco autograph to my collection. He might be one of the most hated guys in baseball... but he sure provided a lot of A's fans (including myself) great memories back in the day.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!
Technically... this project isn't finished. There's actually another Ted Williams puzzle that Donruss produced for their 2002 Originals product. Thanks to John Miller... author of Johnny's Trading Spot... I have added it to my eBay watch list. There's one set listed on eBay right now... but there's no way I'm going to spend $17.95 for a 63 piece puzzle. Patience is a virtue... and I'll wait another four years if I have to.