And now, the actual contents of the envelope:
Greg showed off a few such acquisitions here as well as here. It's a very cool and unique piece to add to my collection, even if I don't know where exactly it fits. Those bucks and eagle are here to tell you, "MICHIGAN! FUCK YEAH!"
And then there's the hits!:
Alan Branch 2007 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Signatures auto
Greg did a great job picking out this auto of Branch, just my second of him in his college uni, and a clear upgrade on the Press Pass I already had. And now, my favorite part of posts that feature Mr. Branch:
ALAN BRANCH KILLS QBs
Ok, as you were. That's football hit #759, by the way, and Branch #14 (all autos) in my collection.
And now we head north to celebrate the sport of hosers:
Cool, it's Andrew "Frownyface McNoteeth" Ebbett! He actually reminds me a bit of Pavel Datsyuk there. It's been a few years since the kid was with Anaheim, which surely made the card easier for Greg to part with, and I now have my fourth auto and fifth overall hit of the center.
Jack MF Johnson! Boy that kid sure has a pretty signature, and that reminds me that I really should try to add more of him whenever I can. As it stands, I have eight JJ hits, only two of which feature autos. There's something to work on in 2014.
Marty Turco 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Superstar Scripts auto
And finally we have my favorite all-time Michigan icer, goalie Marty Turco, on this lovely horizontal auto that hits all the right notes for me. Turco still leads my hockey PC, now with 22 hits including this, my ninth auto.
And thanks to those three hockey adds, my new total for that sport is a spiffy 112, and I've long since passed my goal I set at the beginning of this year.
Thanks again for a great deal, Mr. Z., let's get another one going before 2014 gets too old. Readers, please pay homage to Nick Offerman and check out Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle tonight!
And on that note, we here at TMM (a.k.a., me, I guess) wish all of you a Merry Christmas and happy new year. Catch the holiday spirit, y'all!