As I mentioned previously, when I knew I was getting a job offer, I went a little nuts on EBay and bought five different cards for my two player collections. The last one came in today.
2000 Upper Deck Legendary Lumber Silver Paul Blair (with guest appearance by Sweet Lou Pinella)
This is a nice card. While most bat relic cards seem to be a rectangular piece of wood exposed by a cut out in the top layer of the card. This one is different. There is still a cut out, but the edge is where the black square meets the blue border. The wood remnant was actually cut in the shape shown and is raised above the lower layer of the card. Me likey.
And, on a final note, I received two job offers in the last two days and I have officially accepted one. What does that mean in the grand scheme of things? It means I am going to the two day bimonthly card show up in OKC this Saturday. This will be my first show since October and I am stoked. I am already getting want lists together and will hopefully have my priorities/goals set tomorrow. Stay tuned.