When I discovered RSS Readers a few months back I remember subscribing to over 100 sports card blogs all at once. Throughout the day I would get constant alerts anytime one of the bloggers updated their site. At first this was fun but eventually it became too time consuming and overwhelming even for me.
Today, that subscription list is down to under ten blogs and Old School Breaks is one of them. A few weeks ago John asked me to send him all the New Jersey Devils I pulled from the Upper Deck hockey box breaks and I did. There were no autographs, game-used relics, or serial numbered cards in the stack of about 15. Today, this bad boy arrived (along with a few other goodies) with a note that said all he wanted were Devils.
The problem with this is that Beckett Media ruined any chances of me ever getting any more hockey boxes to review so I am in a bind. I have known John for quite some time and know he could care less if I send anything in return, after all… he sent in a dual autograph of two baseball super stars #’d to 35 for a bunch of cheap base cards.
My challenge to the readers of Wax Heaven is simple: whoever can come up with the most cards of Martin Brodeur (John’s favorite) will get this beautiful Upper Deck autograph to add to their collection. The catch is that there must be at least one autograph and two game-used relics.
The winner will receive the dual auto and several Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla parallels for their trouble. Please contact me by e-mail if you wish to take the challenge. The last person who participated ended up with a Mickey Mantle “relic” (LINK).