I still hope to do that, but with upheaval and chaos being the general rule of life lately, I've learned not to guarantee anything. Besides, when you've found what you're looking for, why wait, right?
Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, chicks and chickers:
Was there any doubt?
The Target red border card comes from Chuck at Lifetime Topps. The gold border Gordon is from Thorzul.
Thorzul also made good on a shipping slip-up as I was supposed to get a Kershaw liquorfractor, too. It all worked out for the best as I ended up with the Kershaw card elsewhere, and I got this from Thorzul:
It's my first autograph card of Dodgers reliever Ramon Troncoso, who hasn't done much lately.
But he was big in '08, which is from where this card hails. I didn't even know Upper Deck X had autograph cards.
Also, if anyone stumbles across other versions of the Card of the Year -- Walmart black, Target throwback, Walmart blue border, crazy black or platinum border -- let me know. I'll try to throw something at you that will get you to send the card to me.
It's not every year that a Dodger card is card of the year.
Well, maybe every other year. I tend to be biased.