Eric’s intro to collecting came in 1985 and lasted almost a decade. Like many of us, he came back to the hobby in mid 2007 and for a Christmas present to himself, bought a box of Topps Sterling of his favorite player, Ryne Sandberg. Curiously, he waited till his entire family was asleep before opening the box and when he did, he found this unbelievable 1/1 autographed, 4-patch game-used relic staring at him. Needless to say, he couldn’t sleep for hours!

Asked by Wax Heaven if he plans to put it on eBay, his response was, “This card will be with me forever.”

Congratulations, Eric!