Hopefully my friend isn't reading this... but I actually look forward to seeing Mika more than her. My favorite thing about dogs are their range of personalities. Mika is just like her human mom. They're both princesses who do what they want, when they want. That's what I love about both of them.
Mika and Chibi @ Santa Cruz
Mika has a sister named Chibi, who belongs to my friend's sister. I know... it's confusing. Two sisters who own dogs that are sisters. Both of them are like giant teddy bears (the dogs... not the ladies) who are very loving and playful.
Anyways... every year during Christmas I struggle to find something for my friend, because she's so picky. But a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the 2017 Goodwin Champions Canine Companions set on either a blog or possibly an eBay search... which eventually led me to tracking this down:
2017 Goodwin Champions Canine Companions #CC44
Upper Deck has produced one of the coolest insert sets ever. Well in my humble opinion. I've been waiting for someone to produce a modern day Bernese Mountain Dog trading card for years and I honestly don't think I could have come up with a better designed card.
This manufactured patch is part of a set that's in the first year of a three year run. So if you're a dog person... you're in luck. The 100 card checklist is broken down into six different tiers (sporting, working, herding, hounds, toy, and surfing) with different levels of scarcity.
As you can see on both the front and back of the card, Berners are part of the "working" tier. According to Beckett, dogs in this tier were inserted in one out of 271 packs. Considering that there are 20 different cards in the "working" tier, this particular card was inserted into one out of every 5,420 packs/271 boxes. Kinda reminds you of those rare 90's inserts... right?
Sadly this card was only in my possession for a few weeks. I eventually wrapped it up and gave it to my friend for Christmas.
As most of you know, I've cut back on the number of eBay searches I have saved. However... even before I handed this card off, I started targeting a replacement.
In fact... I think I like this card more than the Krazy George autograph I nominated as my Favorite Card of 2017. Sorry KG.
What about you...
Are you a dog person? Do you have any dogs? A favorite breed?
Although Berners are hands down my favorite breed, I also wouldn't mind one day owning a Golden Retriever or an Akita.
Well that's it for today. Happy Thursday and sayonara!