Here are the cool cards Mario sent when I finally got off my lazy butt and sent him a SASE:
First the 2009 Upper Deck Football Heroes...
I’m trying to spread the love by sending and trading most of the cards received from Mario to those who will appreciate them more than I could ever hope to. Paul Hornung is offered to Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius, and Tony Dorsett is now officially offered to BigD of Hey That’s Mine. I’m giving both Big Bens to a Steelers fan I know (other one coming up). The Maynard/Biletnikoff is the only for sure keeper from this scan, although the Alan Page is tempting, to get a TTM auto maybe. How epic would that look?
As it is, Alan Page, Plax, Calvin Johnson, Romo/Aikman, and the volleyball dude are available.
Beethoven, Florence Nightingale, and a couple Chicago legends...
Bobby Hull and Mike Ditka are the reason I got these cards in the first place, so they ain’t going anywhere. I dunno about the historical peoples though.
Kristi Yamaguchi and some rock-headed Presidents...
I used to have a crush on Kristi in my teenage years. Heh… :d
Do the Presidents look a lil’ toony to anyone else, or is it just me?
Yeah Woodstock! Woo!
Are there any bloggers out there who were at the original?
This is also going to my Steeler fan friend.
Now we get to the higher end, a rare taste for me. But a yummy taste it is. 🙂
Prime Jersey or Patch (whichever you prefer) #ed /50
This one I offered up for BigD’s Hines Ward collecting son. I got a little something for the whole gang, if they want ’em, that is.
And if they can wait till 2010 to pull off the trade. I’m a slow trader (slow at doing nearly everything, really) to start with, but I think I’ve got trades going with half the card bloggers right now. At least it seems that way, not to mention McCann’s great card blogger Secret Santa thing. I’m very excited about dat though, and hopefully the person I drew will be too.
Prime Time Prime (Jumbo) Jersey #ed 3/5!
I’m not trading away this one, I really like this one. It’s purrty. I may have to sell it at some point sadly though. 😦 I’m poor like dirt. I have iffy mental health as an excuse, but I’ve got to try and make good, the sooner the better, and that’ll take some moneys to start with.
Incidentally, if you’d like to commission a sketch card, gimme a shout. You can see a few recent examples on my blog. I’m okay I guess, especially with portraityness.
Enough shameless and very awkwardly done self-promotion. Last card!
More prime jersey patches, going way back with Frank Gifford #ed /25
That was a heckuva box Mario busted, all three game-used being of the prime jersey variety, if not the sickest of patches. I like Absolute Memorabilia, one day I will be able to afford a box of it without breaking the bank, or even poking it softly. I have no intention of being a poor bum my whole life.
That’s all for what I got from big man of the blogosphere. Maybe I’ll win some stuff from him again (and sign up for Card Corner Club @VOTC) if I can figure out what the heck happened with my Ning password.
Oh yeah, congrats to Real Salt Lake on taking down the evil empire of David Beckham and Landon Donovan. I hope it doesn’t effect the value of my Beckham jersey card though (scans to come when I get it scanned).
And big ups for Matthew Stafford showing some Leftwich-ian toughness in getting the win against the Browns in a surprising shootout.
Until our next…(Besos)