April 2, 2011

Show and Tell #93: Um, Yeah

Um, yeah...so a little while ago I sent The Lost Collector some Yankees and some Tino Martinez relics.  I wasn't too concerned about getting much back in return because while I appreciate Tino he's not one of my all-time favorites and the cards were just sitting in a box unloved.

But in return I was left speechless when I unexpectedly received this:

Not only is it the first Diamond King ever [card #1 from the 1982 Donruss set] and probably my favorite Diamond King overall, it is also signed by Charlie Hustle himself.  Along with the card was a little note from the Lost Collector explaining that he received the card in a TTM request a few years ago.  Thanks so much A.J. as this will certainly be a highlight in my collection.

Along with the Diamond King he also took one of the higher priced cards off my Distinguished Service needs list.  Plus, as a Joe DiMaggio card it must have hurt a little to give up.
2007 Topps #DS-21 Joe DiMaggio Distinguished Service
Thanks again A.J.!


The Lost Collector said...

Glad you enjoyed the Rose! Thanks again for the Tino relics!

Matt F. said...

No problem. Thanks for the trade.