Monday, March 1, 2010
Today, I'm happy
The cards I redeemed sucked, but the ones others redeemed most definitely did not.
I particularly remember this 1972 Rennie Stennett card popping up on someone's blog. As a periodic collector of the '72 set, I knew I didn't have that card yet. And it bothered me that someone else had redeemed it.
Well, now, I have the Rennie Stennett card. And it's not because I traded with that blogger (I don't even remember which blog it was), or bought it online. It's because of a fine card collector named Randall, who has sent me many great cards over the months.
Randall sent a number cool items that I'll show in a minute. But the cards came at a time when I could particularly use them. With the Giveaway smiling down on just about everyone else, I really appreciated the pick-me-up from Randall.
Since that time, the Giveaway has been nicer to me. I have redeemed a card from 1968 and 1972. Today, I happened across two more codes. Here is what I landed:
The next card wasn't as exciting:
The redemption game seems to go in cycles in terms of the cards you get. Much like the trading game goes. Not only did I gain those two code cards today, but I also received FIVE card packages in the mail, all from trade partners who did a fine job of tearing apart my want lists. It was a great day.
So, amid that joyous news, here are just a very few of the uplifting cards Randall sent:
Many thanks Randall for getting me out of my card-collecting doldrums.
Oh, and one other thing:
I completed 2010 Topps, Series 1 today.
Yes, I'm happy.
More on that later.