So it's meant as no slight against my family when I say that the highlight of my trip came hanging out in my hotel room, catching up on the ol' blogroll, reading the results from Bob Walk The Plank's recent contest. At first I skimmed the post and it looked like I lost. I was bummed for a moment, but then I went back and read the post closer and discovered that I actually was one of the winners! Man, that was awesome!
Matt was putting together custom surprise prize packages based off each of the 3 winners own collecting habits. I already knew he always brings it in trades, so I had no doubt he'd bring it hard in contest winnings, as well.
And sure enough, he delivered some great free cards for me! They arrived yesterday. Let's take a look.
|Another Pad in the Hall. This is a pretty sweet Maddux.
Speaking of the postseason, my condolences go out to Matt on his team's defeat in the NL wildcard game. I've mentioned before that the Pirates are probably my 2nd favorite team (a distant 2nd, but still), so I too was sad to see them knocked out by the hated Giants. Boo.
You're the best, Matt! Huge thanks yet again for these sweet contest winnings. It really made my day. If anybody out there hasn't traded with Matt yet, you'd better scrape up some nice Pirate cards to send his way.. you'll be glad you did!
P.S. On the topic of contests, I might as well earn a bonus entry for pimping the World Series Picking contest over at Collector's Crack. Go submit your pick if you haven't yet.