It's been almost two weeks since I posted but I just received my winnings from Bud's contest over at First Day Issue and I wanted to say thanks!
I got a nice tall stack of 2010 Topps which included a lot of stars (two Mantles even) and a nice mix of inserts. It felt like I was opening a bunch of packs (without having to deal with the wrappers) which made my Saturday morning very pleasant.
Bud also included these two cards:
Not only is this my first 2010 Topps red back but it's also a mini. I was not even aware they made a mini version of this card. The greatest reliever in the history of baseball is very welcome here.
A game used Jim Palmer jersey from the fantastic All-Time Fan Favorites set! What a wonderful card. Bud knows I'm an Orioles' fan and Palmer is the king when it comes to Orioles pitching greats.
Thanks a ton for your generous prizes, Bud!
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