If you've been following Larry's/UncleMoe's posts over on My 2008 Topps Set Blog recently, you know he's been picking up a very nice number of IP autographs from spring training and other events. Since he was piling up the D-Backs, I jokingly told him if he saw J.J. Putz he should tell him that I said "GO BLUE!"
Today I received a random envelope from a familiar name--"Hatfield"--and since I'm not a McCoy, I ripped it open and saw the following:
Wait, what's going on? Oh, there's a card in here too...
This isn't nearly as big of a news item, but it seems like a reasonable time to mention that I picked up another Putz recently thanks to a generous Blowout member. He was due to receive a prize from Topps but they accidentally sent him a 2013 hobby box instead. While they eventually sent him the correct item, they were actually cool enough to let him keep the box, so he awarded free (plus $3 shipping) teams to random members who claimed them. I asked for the D-Backs hoping to grab one or more of J.J.'s cards from the set, plus I knew I could easily give away the rest to Arizona fans, like UncleMoe, oddly enough.
All he pulled of the Diamondbacks was base cards, but I didn't really care because I got the one I really wanted:
Black I purchased on eBay recently. Just four more versions to go (for now)!