Well, it took a while, but we have gotten moved into the new apartment here in Mobile, Alabama. Went to my first two days of work at the refinery and it'll be interesting work! Lots of training so far, and things will be slow for the next month or so, but when it does pick up, it'll be VERY busy.
In the days since the move, I've gotten several packages in the mail... some contest winnings and a couple of trades. If I don't get things linked right, I apologize as I'm still a bit scatter-brained trying to keep up with everything!
First of all, some contest winnings from www.1952toppsbaseballcards.com. They did a little trivia contest and sent over some 1952 style cards that they had made! Not too shabby!
Napkin Doon's awesome fun super awesome giveaway game! I stole an Oswalt jersey relic (I'll be trading for it later, I've already been contacted, just haven't caught up with e-mails yet!!) but it got stolen from me, and luckily I got this super awesome /99 of a player I like even if his name is tainted right now... The card is about a quarter inch thick, heavy and looks freakin' awesome.
Fanbro.com. He sent me a link to his photobucket and I found a few Astros I wanted. We threw around a few trade proposals and finally settled on a deal, where I got these two cards... three pictures, as one card has dual relics on the front and back... NICE!
Finall, I have a deal I made with Tim over at Better Luck Next Pack. He got the Astros randomized to him in Nachos Grande's latest group break and I was able to make a deal with him before the break to get the Astros from him. I got some great cards in the break, including a Biggio hit that I already have! So, any Astros/Biggio collectors out there, the Biggio relic below is for trade!
Thanks everyone for the deals, contests, trades, encouragement on the road, and for reading my blog. I realize I haven't done a contest in a very long time. I'm brewing up some ideas and trying to decide what prize or prizes I may want to give away. We'll see what I come up with!