Let's start with former trade partner Zippy Zappy:
ZZ sent a few Christmas envelopes out, all with this card. He claims it's my name and blog title in Japanese, but considering I don't know the difference between J-pop and K-pop, it's possible he is calling me an uneducated warthog. And frankly, he has every right. Yet, the envelope he sent was wonderful. Here's some quick highlights.
Two prospects from Panini Prizm. I am not big on the whole pre-rookie thing, but I am big on the White Sox thing, so these are great. And then it got even better.
Vintage Sox team cards? Oh yeah! All three are lacking in my collection, or I should really say "were" since I now have them. Thanks a ton, Zippy!
Next up, Jim from GCRL dropped a small envelope on me. Cool stuff like this was inside.
Man, the more I see the 2003 Donruss, the more I like. But the real highlight in the group was this:
BOOM!!! That is some mighty fine vintage. I have been contemplating the direction I will go when the Pierce Project is complete, and I am considering a Fox Project.
The last, and most amazing, gift came from Pat at Hot Corner Cards. We chat back and forth in Twitter DMs, and I think he was trying to get some idea from me about that very subject - the Pierce Project. He made sure that I will have to decide pretty quick what player is next.
Technically, there are 3 white whales out there of Billy. Being white whales, though, they were never considered part of the Pierce Project. Finding a Swift Meats, Robert Gould, or Salada Junket at a price I could afford make them pretty impossible. I left them off and as such, I have reached my goal. I cannot thank you enough, Pat, for these last two cards. Now I have to find some way to get you back.
Alright - to you and yours, readers, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza or whatever you celebrate. And if you don't go any of those routes, I hope you have a safe time this part of the year and just help spread the fact that it's really about caring for your fellow man and woman. Show some love - that's really what it's all about.