Chris is a very passionate collector who shares his thoughts and views on Twitter, and this has earned him his fair share of fans and detractors on Twitter. His debates with Chris Olds from Beckett are legendary, as they both have very passionate views about the hobby that we all love. Despite exchanging numerous messages over the past two years, we had never had the opportunity to meet in person so I was excited to finally meet one of my card collecting friends from Twitter.
Chris arrived with a box of cards full of stuff from my Want List, and the box also contained my first official "Bipping" (for those unfamiliar, see the origin here: Thorzul's January 2010 Blog Post. I opened the box and immediately saw a handful of 1986 Fleer Update Bip Roberts XRCs. Oh Chris, why did I not see this coming? The even bigger surprise, was that I had also been Moore'd! He was "kind" enough to include 55 copies of 1989 Topps Brad Moore cards. Too funny!
It was a great night, we talked cards, the hobby, sports, sports radio and a variety of other topics. Chris is a great guy and I'm glad that we finally had a chance to meet. I recommend you give him a follow on Twitter (@StaleGum) and check out his website (StaleGum.com). You may not agree with everything he says, but you'd be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about the hobby and their collection.
Until next time...