Today's haul arrives from Pirates/WVU fan Matt of Bob Walk the Plank. If that name sounds familiar, it's either because he's been sending out trade packages like a mofo lately, or because you recall our first deal from just a few short weeks ago. I'll gladly play spoiler and say now that Matt provided a very nice follow-up to that first package:
Denny McLain 2011 Limited Greats Signatures auto (#408/499)
As you can clearly see from this card plus the other package, Matt doesn't want to hear any of this crazy talk about not buying unlicensed Panini stuff, and my collection appreciates it! This is my first autograph of Denny McLain, and while he went on to become a slimy jackass after retiring, his place in Detroit lore is secure because of his amazing 1968 season, which culminated in a crucial World Series championship for the city. By the way, I also have the Alan Trammell from this set, so I'm obviously not averse to collecting it either! This is a fine addition to my Tigers PC, especially after Matt's generosity in the first package, and I promise to pay him back in kind.
Tom Brady 2004 Donruss Classics Timeless Tributes Red (#002/100)One last thing--Matt thought to include a nice shiny insert of a Michigan Wolverine as well, and I don't think he could've picked a better player than Tom Terrific! Shiny+low-numbered+HOFer=awesome.
Thanks again, Matt, for an excellent trade. I've actually picked up some stuff in return for you on COMC and will try to get everything shipped soon so I can have it sent your way. Readers, if you're not following his blog, head on over to Bob Walk the Plank tonight, and get trading with the guy as well!