Thursday, February 21, 2013

A wonderful "GO BLUE" from J.J. and UncleMoe too!

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...
Wow is this an exciting auto to have in my PC!  I seriously owe Larry bigtime for being generous enough to get this auto, not to mention the killer inscription, and then send it my way.  I'm not sure how I'll be able to pay you back, but if you ever think of something, just name it!  Anyway, rest assured I'll treasure this card forever, and show it off a ton while I'm at it.

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:
Now I have the base card to go along with the Black I purchased on eBay recently.  Just four more versions to go (for now)!


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    1. Yes, that he is. I hope everyone that reads this agrees and throws a bunch of nice stuff his way while I try to figure out what to send in return!

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    1. Isn't it? Moe is awesome and college alumni are awesomer!

  3. You're welcome. I'm glad it turned out well. I tried to choose a card where the inscription would show up nicely.

    1. You done well, my friend--the sharpie color really goes well with his hat there. Thanks again!