"What's this?! A website (at the time, I didn't have a clue what a blog was) devoted to card collecting." I thought.
As I read through some of the posts, I came across terms that I had never heard before; Blaster Box, Blister Pack, Parallel, and more. There were posts about trades with other bloggers. I found myself laughing out loud a few times. I remember a post where readers were invited to try and identify a pile of DVD's for a shot at winning cards. It was, and is a great entertaining site.
Being a sort of newbie to modern card collecting, I sent off an e-mail asking about these foreign terms to me, and offering a trade, a slew of Brewers for some Tigers. Without knowing me from Adam, Thorzul answered my questions, and agreed to a trade. If not for his generosity, and non-dickish way of dealing with this 'new' collector, I may have not gotten back to collecting the way I do today.
Recently, I got a great unexpected package from Milwaukee. The note inside read, "Hopefully (they're) in the hands of someone who will appreciate (them) more than I would."
2011 Topps Lineage Box Topper TG9 Cabrera
2008 Topps Co-Signers Pudge Rodriguez /400 ~ 2006 UD Ovation Chris Shelton Relic
2009 UD A Piece of History Franchise History Magglio Ordonez /999