I received two unexpected early Christmas gifts today. First, I'd like to thank Jon Gum of JS Sports Cards for tracking down a 2007 Sacramento River Cats Multi-Ad team set. I received that set in the mail today and flipped through it looking for Justin Duchscherer #11 in the set. However, I kept flipping and flipping, and I found no Justin Duchscherer cards in the set. Did Beckett have it wrong? Yes! The very last card in the set (#35 of 35) is an alumni card featuring Justin Duchscherer along with a number of other former River Cats! I was getting a bit nervous there, but that card is a great addition to my Justin Duchscherer collection. I will upload a scan of the card shortly.
The second unexpected gift came in the form of an out-of-the-blue email from an individual asking me if I'd be interested in purchasing a Justin Duchscherer card from him. He opened a couple boxes of 2009 Bowman Chrome, pulled the Justin Duchscherer Yellow Printing Plate 1/1, and found me through this website! It's very cool to be contacted about a 1/1 card, and I'm thankful that he took the time to find me. We reached a quick agreement and the printing plate will be on its way to me on Tuesday, December 27! Two fantastic Christmas presents for my collection!
Here's wishing a Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year!