Monday, February 22, 2010

You Always Remember Your First...

I just completed my first trade on Topps Million Card Giveaway site. I actually redeemed a vintage hall of famer, 1972 Boyhood Photos of the Stars - Willie Stargell.

Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Pops. I had the chance to meet him back when I was in high school. He was an amazing person. Not to mention that the '79 World Series is the first of which that I have any recollection. I don't remember any specifics, but I do remember the We Are Family song... Does that count?

Back to the Pops card I redeemed. I have never been a big fan of the Boyhood Photos of the Stars cards. I really dislike the new ones from this year's set. So I sent out a trade request on Saturday...

To my surprise, when I awoke this morning, I had a new card in my collection:

Lil' Pops:

Had become...

A true work of art! I can only imagine that Arthur got fired from the Topps art department after this catastrophe. Nonetheless, I am very happy with my new addition. Fitting that it came on Monday.

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