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).