Now that I read that post title again, it comes across kind of gross....
I won a contest over at Drop the Gloves! Casey assigned me to the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup Tournament, and while I would have picked the Blues if given the choice (the only NHL game I've ever been to was in St. Louis), I'm glad I got Boston because they had one heck of a showing in the finals. Did you see that last game!?! Crazy...
Anyway, this package is my runner-up prize from Casey, and it's a doozy. The whole thing came in this sweet box:
I was audibly excited to find this in the package. I'd always wondered where those tuxedo cards came from, and this both answered the question and gave me a means to store some cardboard. Awesome.
Inside the box was a fistful of great cards:
|Wow - sick rookies. And a Ron Guidry, Louisiana native!|
|Autos!!! including an on-card Mike Leake rookie. And a Nelly Cruz relic! My buddy's girlfriend caught a home run ball of his just the other day.... I may have to give it to her to go along with that ball.|
|I think Wilson could have a long career in Seattle, and I'm nervous about when the Saints face the Seahawks this season for that very reason. Plus, is that a Durant rookie? This is instantly the greatest modern basketball card I own.|
And finally, sealed in a Ziploc that smelled like a freezer were these:
The day this package arrived, it was well over 90 degrees and 100% humidity (typical summer weather in NOLA), but these were packaged so well they kept their shape beautifully. I've always wanted to pick one up, and now I have a whole bunch and in different styles!
They are in the freezer as I type this. I sealed them in several layers of protection so that if a hurricane knocks our power out long enough for all our food to spoil, rendering our fridge and all its contents unusable (which happens), I'll still have my decades-old chocolate bars to hang on to.
You're a generous man, Casey. I plan on putting together some stuff for you in return. I've always had a thing for blogs with exclamation points in the title.