I completely forgot there was a prize element involved...
Last week, I got an email stating my prize was on it's way. I was excited and wondered what random card I might get. I got a package. I was not expecting that!
He started off with a welcome note written on a plastic sleeve:
|Collecting Cutch is a good blog - you should read it!|
The card underneath all that wording is a Pittsburgh Police Department issued card featuring Mr. McCutchen himself. I must say the card itself is pretty sharp! Simple, with a nice action shot.
Before I share what other spoils I received, let me state that without a doubt, the best part of the package was Brian's sense of humor. A few of these cards were also packaged in sleeves he had written on, and the stuff he wrote put a big smile on my face.
|If only Captain Kirk could play 3rd base...|
I feel bad for Sandoval. (Not too bad mind you, he's still getting paid!) He was a good signing at the time. The Red Sox didn't need a superstar at 3rd base, just someone to hold down the position and contribute. He couldn't do that, and now you're looking at his last base set card in a Red Sox uniform. Although I maintain I am not a Star Trek fan, this makes the second time in my blog's short life that I have included Mr. Shatner. I may need to throw some Star Wars references on here just to balance things out.
Collecting Cutch also included a lot of Red Sox goodies...
|The Melancon card has kanji on back, making this my first card from over the ocean!|
... including a trio of Hall of Famers,
|Jacoby surrounded by greatness!|
...my first Bunt cards,
...and this relic card of 3x All-Star Dan Uggla
|This guy won me a number of fantasy leagues back in the day!|
The centerpiece prize, however, was this relic card of none other than Ellis himself.
|Well played, CC! Well played, indeed!|
So yeah, my collection got significantly more awesome thanks to the generosity of my fellow blogger. If you haven't checked out his blog, I highly recommend it! Thanks again Brian!