It's not the first time that checking out Twitter had landed me an item for my collection, but it is a rare occurrence.
It was kind of a roundabout way that I came into this card. One of the local hobbyists I follow tweeted out (to another Linden collector) that a card had popped up in a box break. I clicked the link, curious as I am, and was pretty excited to see the card I did.
After a little back and forth with a few people, and a bit of a start-stop-start in negotiations, a deal was struck.
Let's call it a Christmas present to me (since it all occurred on Dec. 24 and 25). The card arrived today.
2013/14 Upper Deck
#EE-TL Emblems Of Endorsement /15
When I first learned that Linden would be once again included into The Cup, I was nervous. But after seeing the limited chase I would be enduring, I was excited. Only two cards....A stick nameplate 1/1 and the Emblems card above.
And while this card might not have the sick swatches that others from this run of 15 would have, I'm thrilled with the copy I have - and the price I paid.
With a bit of an unknown landscape going into the 2015 year from a Linden collecting standpoint (no more Panini, ITG/Leaf merger) I need to be even more diligent with the cards I pick up and the prices I pay for them.
Now that this card has come in, stay tuned for a "Best Of 2014" post...Linden style.