You may recall the amazing 1/1 patch/auto from UM12 that I got to see pulled live in store (and then traded off to me in a deal for the ages).
It was just a couple months prior that I was shown this crazy patch 1/1 with no other intention than to have it placed in my pc.
I would just like to say a quick thanks to everyone who keeps and eye out for my Linden wants. I get really excited by even a simple base card, but 1/1's???......that's just amazing. Cheers!
Anyways, back to last night. I was made aware of another gorgeous patch card (in fact, and eerily similar patch to the 1/1) and it was about as smooth a transaction as I could have imagined.
2012/13 ITG Ultimate Memorabilia 12
Game Used Patch Silver /9
Wow!!! I'm gob-smacked (again). UM12 is turning out to be the product chase of a lifetime for me. Looking at what I have so far and what's left...I'm just shaking my head at it all.
Speaking of products that put together a solid chase...Decades 80's made for one of the greatest accomplishments in my Linden collecting career.
It was a little over a year ago that I completed one of the greatest rainbows in my Linden collection. What made it all the more sweet was that it was a fellow Linden collector who traded me the final piece of the puzzle (a 1/1 from his own pc). Now that's more than I ever would have expected.
One card remained on my wantlist from Decades 80's. A tough to find jersey/auto limited to just 6 copies. I was starting to lose hope of ever seeing one let alone having a chance to obtain one.
And then I get a tap on the shoulder and a quick "Hey, have I gotta card for you". I love when sentences start that way.
He went on to talk about how he had a nice jersey/auto with a cool sketch on the front. I was baffled as I sifted through my mental checklist. I couldn't figure out what card he was talking about.
He showed it to me and I think I actually twitched.
2010/11 ITG Decades 80's
#RJA-TL Rookie Jersey/Auto Black
Holy cow!!! This card has eluded me for so long, and to see it pop up at trade night.......amazing.
I had already picked up the silver version (limited to 3 copies) and the always popular gold 1/1 so this was the last remaining card on the list.
(There's just one Linden card from the Decades 80's product that didn't make it into my collection. I know what it is, I've seen a scan of it and I know who has it. It's in a safe place).
Another rock solid easy trade and I was two for two with a pair of home runs. That's a pretty good night at the plate. A huge thanks to both Tom and "The Baron" for keeping me in mind when seeing those cards initially. It is very much appreciated.
I can't wait for the next trade night. Decades 90's!!