Tony from Off Hiatus Baseball Club has generated quite a reputation around the blogosphere. A reputation for inventive and engaging posts, generosity, and for sending some great packages!
Tony joined my 1995-2005 Group Trade, and along with some earlier discussions we worked out a blind trade. I sent him some Brewers, and he tossed this brick through my proverbial card collecting window:
Even though I'm not specifically collecting those expansion teams or otherwise underrepresented clubs, they were cards I didn't have the chance to shuffle through the first time around, so very fun to see them in person for the first time.
My first Topps Tek cards!
Jose Mijares auto and Glen Perkins All-Star Relic! The Relic is especially cool to me because the All-Star game was here in Minneapolis. I attended the Futures Game that weekend, and was at Target Field just before the All-Star game started (I ended up watching the game from a nearby bar). A very fun night and a proud moment for my hometown.