Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 trade package #24: PTSiA is my Blue Brie Buddy For Life

I received what will likely be my final trade package of 2013 late last week, and this one happens to come from blog favorite Greg Z. of Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle.  Greg was one of a few traders who took me up on my offer to pick up stuff on COMC and trade it, and he posted about what I sent him here.  As is often the case, I split up my haul into a post here and another over on TMV, so don't forget to enjoy that one too!  Ok, enough talk, on with the goods:
Here's the address label from the envelope, confirming that it indeed hails from my Brie Buddy 4 Life.  Greg, that earns you a hearty AB thumbs up!

And now, the actual contents of the envelope:
This Michigan card, displaying my state's motto--"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you"--appears to hail from a company called Helmar Turkish Cigarettes, and was created in the early 1900s, predating even my grandparents!  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!"

On to pictures of men who play American sports.  Greg threw me a new Jim Abbott, an Allen & Ginter that's my first from any 2013 set.  I got my MMMM post on him put up just in time to add this 41st card to his PC!

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:
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:

Andrew Ebbett 2008-09 SP Game Used Rookie Exclusive auto (#073/100)
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 Johnson 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Young Star Scripts auto
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!


  1. And now this .gif.

    My life is complete.

    Glad you enjoyed the cards dude, thanks again for the COMC help!

    1. I think mine will be complete when they make a movie with Brie, Kate Upton, and Jennifer Lawrence, called "Shut Up and Take My Money." Hit me up the next time you need more COMC stuff!