Today marked the arrival of the TTM autograph request from Jay Wright, head coach of men's basketball at Villanova. He's one of my favorite college basketball coaches currently and I had emailed him back on 12/27/11 asking for the autographed 8x10. I was beginning to lose hope but I'm really happy that it arrived in the mail yesterday (still waiting on you Coach K!).
Also, a recent eBay purchase arrived in the mail and I have to say that this card MUST be one of the "Holy Grails" of cards for Boston Red Sox collectors. It's the 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen dual Auto/Relic featuring Carl Yastrzemski and Dustin Pedroia, numbered out of 15!
When I saw this card on the sell sheet, I could only imagine how amazing it would look. I was shocked to finally see one listed on eBay in an auction style listing with a low starting point. Typically these cards are thrown on at outrageously high prices at Buy It Now, so I was intent on winning this card when I noticed it was listed as an auction. I won't reveal the final price, but when you consider it features two of the greatest Red Sox players in history, their autographs, game used relics, sketch-style cards (like Ginter, my favorite) and it's numbered out of 15...I think I got it for a steal.