Monday, February 29, 2016

An INKredible Trade Post


Matt, who I always want to call Bob because he writes the excellent Bob Walk the Plank, is known the cardsphere over as a pretty generous guy, but I wasn't expecting this:


That, my friends, is a beautiful dual auto of one of my life's heroes and a man who was the toast of Atlanta right around the time I was retiring from card collecting in the late 90's. Had I known then I would someday have a card with both their signatures on it, I may not have quit cards so easily all those years ago. This card even made my Top 30 Griffey Acquisitions of 2015 in what was certainly my biggest card collecting year ever. Fun fact: these guys have similar nicknames, Junior's being "The Kid," and Jones' "The Curacao Kid."


Your generosity knows no bounds, sir. I'm on the lookout for something cool with Andrew McCutchen on it to send your way, but I can't imagine finding anything quite as lovely as the card you sent me. In the mean time I do have a few nice Pirates cards saved up I that I think you'll like. Thanks again, Bob! Matt!

9 comments:

  1. Great card from a great trade partner ! very generous indeed (but hey, you know what, you deserve it)

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  2. Oh man.I am jealous of that. Wow! Way to go Matt!

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  3. Wow! That is awesome! Matt is awesome! TJ, you're awesome too!

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  4. Jones would have been a sure fire Hall of Famer if he could have had just a couple good years after his Braves tenure, but as any Dodgers fan knows that is not the case.

    Glad you liked the card. It really had no purpose in my collection so I'm glad it has a good home.

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  5. That card is pretty sweet!

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  6. Wow! Awesome card. Bob eerrr I mean Matt is uber generous.

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