1993. I was a newlywed, and I was collecting cards. Money was tight, but we enjoyed crackers. I cunningly put together a plan to have cheese and lots of crackers one night. It got me the the proofs of purchase that I needed and I got to spend some quality time with my wife. Double bonus.* I sent in the $5 required and a few weeks later I got this in the mail.
1993 Nabisco All-Star Autographs, Brooks Robinson
(card not numbered)
Not what I wanted. I think I checked the "I want Ernie Banks card" box. But I'm very content with the card.
They even sent this spiffy Certifcate Of Authenticity. It must be Authentic because the "O" of "Of" is captialized.
Dinged Corners blogged about this set earlier this year. There's a nice write-up from Promo, a marketing website.
So, this is post 200. I thought about doing some contest, some big retrospective, wax melodically (or wax methodically) about the importance of following through on a project started.
Nope. I've got nothing. Well, I've got a job, a wife and kids that love me, a supportive cardblog community, two and a quarter score Gint-A-Cuffers that are waiting for rules clarification, a mess of cards and books. And a Brooks Robinson Autograph Card. Overall, I'm a very lucky man.
* I have no idea if that is the way it happened. In my head it sounded good as I was typing.