Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I Got Zippy Zapped (and I Liked it)

I got a mysterious package in the mail from someone with very tiny handwriting in their return address. I proceeded to experience a Tyler Durden moment as I opened the package and inside was a halved bubble mailer with Mariners logos drawn in my own hand. I had drawn on this package. What kind of sorcery was this!?!

The fear gave way to relief and excitement as I pulled out the flat item within and found a pack wrapper around a stack of cards with a note that read “You’ve been Zippy Zapped.” I’ve read about these ZZ surprise mailings on the blogsphere, and now there was one for yours truly.

I was also super excited to get that wrapper open because I know (as do many of you other bloggers) that Zippy Zappy has Sega Card-Gen. I’ve never even see one of these exotic beauties in person let alone owned one, but now…

YES! It’s probably for the best that I was home alone at this point because I would not want my wife to see me lose my shit over a little cardboard picture of a dude, and that’s precisely what happened. I’ve scoured the Interwebs looking for this card but could never find one.

Card-Gen are special. It is said they cannot be bought – only given.

These were also in the pack, protecting the lovely Card-Gen specimen from the potential bends and bruises of the U.S. Postal Service. That’s Dan Wilson on a late-model Stadium Club design, two great tastes that taste great together.

A million thanks, Mr. Z, for your generosity. This is what the blogsphere is all about, and it keeps getting proven over and over again. I’m inspired to get off my ass and mail out a bunch of trade packages (the fodder is piling up).

By the way, Zippy Zappy runs Cervin' Up Cards - add it to your blogroll!


  1. That Card-Gen card gave me goosebumps a little bit, and I'm not even a Griffey super-collector. Congrats!

  2. I love the Card-Gen card. That's just awesome!

  3. Glad you liked it JJ. I'll keep an eye out for the three other Griffey SCG cards for you the next time I go to Japan.

  4. Congrats on getting the Sega Griffey card, that is one of my Top 5 wanted Griffey cards.