A Package From Milwaukee
November 14th, 2009 by slangon

As I was collecting the mail the other day, there was a manilla envelope hiding was in the back, behind the phone bill and a Home Depot flyer. Hmm, what’s this? I don’t believe I’m expecting any trades. eBay? I haven’t won anything recently? What could it be? Then I remembered.

thorzul_noteIt’s my prize package from Thorzuls Nightmare on Cardboard II. Now I could sit here and go on and on about how I entered for the love of making cards, and winning was just a nice plus and I don’t really care what I won, but I’m not going to lie. I’ve been super excited to get my prize and been very curious as to what it would be. The only communiqué that I had with Thorzul was him asking for my address and what team I collect. I would assume that meant I was going to be getting some Mets cards, but outside of that, I knew nothing. I guess there’s one way to remedy that.

First up…

08AGwright_relic2008 Allen & Ginter #AGR-DW David Wright Game Used Jersey Relic

Sweet. I love David Wright. I love Allen & Ginter framed relics. I even love road jerseys. I think I only have 2 relic cards from the 2008 set, and I haven’t looked at them in a while. I don’t think I ever noticed the shield with the crossed plant things that frames out the actual swatch. Great card. Only my 3rd Wright relic, so I’m psyched.

And secondly…

09SPECTRUMpedro_relic2009 Upper Deck Spectrum Swatches #SS-PM Game Used Jersey Relic

Another awesome card. Actually my first and only Pedro relic. This one actually makes me a little sad. Not sad that Thorzul sent me a beautiful Pedro Martinez relic card. Sad because I get sad thinking of Pedro these days. Pedro was always one of my favorite players way before he came to the Mets. When I heard he was coming I just liked him that much more. There was so much hope. I guess I get sad thinking about what might’ve been if he wasn’t hurt the entire 4 years just about. It just adds to the sadness that out of all teams, he ended up in the World Series with the Phillies. Oh well. Now I have a little piece of him from when he called Flushing home.

Thanks again, Thorzul. Looking forward to next years contest.

2 Responses to “A Package From Milwaukee”

  1. Nice cards. I agree with your sentiment on Pedro. It would have been nice if he’d been able to pitch in a World Series for the Mets.

  2. Also, nice cards. I, too, agree with your sentiment on Pedro. I will differ with Paul on his next line. It would have been nice if he’d been able to pitch in a World Series for the Expos.

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