To put it mildly I had a traumatic day w/ a family emergency (that turned out well) so not only was I relieved when I got home I was happy to see the large bubble mailer in the mail box. I did receive a few questions from my Secret Santa regarding what I collect and which teams I follow. I listed the Braves (of course!) along w/ the Carolina Panthers and a few particular players. I had no idea what I would get and it really didn't matter. I may not get any cards for Christmas from my family so it was nice that someone went out of their way to find something I like. And let me go on record and say my Santa did a FANTASTIC job! What did I get you may be wondering?
My nephew will be the recipient of this card. Until he is older to enjoy it I'm sure my brother-in-law will like it. His parents gave him the middle name of Fenway after all!
I love these National Chicle relic cards. I picked up the Dale Murphy bat relic earlier this year, but never got around to Chipper.
I was really tempted to pick up one of these boxes @ Target that had this Chrome Refractor RC and another behind it. Glad I waited now!
The card in that value box of 2010 Topps football that I really wanted. Now it seems if the Panthers continue their abysmal season without another win Andrew Luck will be the next Panthers QB. Sorry Clausen - I think you deserve another shot.
Another rookie Panthers QB. I've picked up several (cheap) Pike autograph RCs, but not many base RCs so this is perfect. Shiny too!
Yet another Panthers rookie QB - however they are trying to convert him to a WR or a return man. So far it ain't lookin' pretty, but the guy does have talent. It's just hard for anyone to stand out on a destined 1-15 team!
...and the crown jewel so the speak of the package! This dual relic comes from 2010 Panini Absolute (which I haven't bought any of this year) and is numbered 32/50!
I can't think my Secret Santa enough. He was very gracious w/ his gifts and made excellent choices. He did reveal himself to me and gave me his e-mail so you can bet he'll be getting an e-mail from me thanking him up and down!