Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nomo Doin' Work

**After you read this, go sign up for my card draft, a few spots remain!

Work sucks lately.  But today it was a little brighter.  A few days ago, a co-worker and I were talking and somehow, the fact that I collect cards came up.  I didn't think much of it, but today he brought in the cards he had from his youth for me to look at.  A bright spot in an otherwise dull day!

Now all the cards he had were all in the 1988-95 range.  No big hits or anything special, but he did make me take the three cards below because I must have made appreciative grunts when I saw them.

The McGwire, I immediately recognized as one I don't have.  Since I have 630+ different McGwires, one this common is a surprise.  I grunted appreciatively.  He offered me the card.  I accepted.  The fool!

The Kukoc and Mourning are oversized tall cards from 1995.  The die-cutness of the Kukoc attracted me and the Mourning is a pop-out.  Sweet!  So after a minute of me sounding like Monica Seles (see here for an example), they were all mine!  Some of you may look down on my blatant use of this poor soul, but hey, he brought cards to work!  OK, it wasn't that bad, but I did walk away with three cards and a slightly nicer workday. 

Also, I recently received a package from Spiegel of Nomo's Sushi Platter.  He sent a very nice assortment of cards (including refractors!!), but I already put all of them away, so I'll just show the centerpiece of the trade:
A Gorman Thomas on card auto!!  Here's the story:  I was involved in a card draft recently, when Spiegel took this card a few spots ahead of me.  I pulled out my patented grunt (in the form of a comment where I whined that this was the card I wanted, how dare he take it!).  Just like at work, it worked like a charm!

So in short, I apologize to Spiegel and my nameless, faceless co-worker, but thank them both for the sweet cards.  Rock on!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad the Thomas auto found a good home. Thanks for the trade.