Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Giddy

This is another first, so you'll have to bear with me. I'm a bit giddy.

I received an email from UPS yesterday afternoon, at the request of Atlanta Sportscards. UPS was informing me that my hobby box of 2009 Allen & Ginter has been SHIPPED!!!!!!!

Oh, sweet, wonderful, happy day.

I have never bought an entire hobby box of anything before, let alone received a box of Allen & Ginter in the mail. But by the time the week is out, the box will be in my possession, and I will be on vacation. Twenty-four wonderful packs and nowhere to go, at least for the first few days. And a rootin'-tootin' Gint-a-Cuffs contest to participate in to boot.

I don't think I can express how deliriously happy I will be at that moment.

So, I'll let Chase Utley say it for me.

Chase? You have the floor ...

(*Chase steps up to the microphone*): "ALLEN & GINTER! ... ALLEN & F---ING GINTER!!!!!"

OK, Chase. Thanks. I think you've spoken for everyone. (Someone drive him home please?)

The countdown has begun.

(Disclaimer: Chase Utley did not really come on this blog and curse. For all I know, he doesn't have any idea that Allen & Ginter exists. Or that Night Owl Cards exists. Or that card blogging exists. Geez, this is depressing. I'll stop now).

9 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure if they had put a thought bubble over Chase's head it would say "Night Owl's blog rocks".

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  2. Mine arrives on Thursday, but I'll probably have to wait to actually open it. You see, my lovely girlfriend got me a box for my birthday (which isn't until Monday) and I don't want to ruin her birthday present to me, the man she loves, by opening my box first, and stealing her thunder.

    I'll bet I can sweet talk her into giving it to me early... like Thursday early. I mean it is MY birthday after all.

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  3. I'm manning up and buying mine today at the hobby shop. I'm sure it'll cost be a bit more than I'd like to spend, but damnit this product has been killing me for three years now.

    I need to promise myself that I am buying one ... and only ONE ...hobby box. Dave and Adam's is already up to $89/box, so I'm guess I'll probably be out $125 or so this afternoon. Especially since there are three hits per box. I know one thing though ... I better not pull more Rich Harden jerseys. I pulled THREE of them last year between my one hobby box and four blasters. Screw Rich Harden.

    A&G is scary because there seems to be something of value in every other hobby box. In some cases, there is one card in every two boxes that seems to pay for a whole box, or most of it anyway.

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  4. Well, if the Gint-A-Cuffs rules permit two boxes, then perhaps I shall go that route to maximize my chances of winning the prestigious title of Gint-A-Cuffs champion.

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  5. Ooooooh ... just got an e-mail from my hobby shop. I've got two at $95 per. Now I'm counting the hours and minutes until I can get there.

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  6. Blowout and ATL Sports cards still had them 74.99@ as of yesterday. Blowout still has that price today, as a matter of fact...

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  7. Yeah, I bought mine from ASC for $73. Plus shipping charge.

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  8. Still need to post my break, but I managed a Dominique Wilkins auto. Not Phelps, but not a common either.

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  9. I got ahold of mine at Blowout for $73.99. If not for that price, there'd be one less person in Gint-A-Cuffs Celebrity Blogstars Battleganza. Expecting it by next Wednesday or so.

    That 'Nique auto is a pretty strong start to things.

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