Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, Can I Please Have Your Attention?

I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. And I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen...
Cannonball!!!

Anyone who has searched Listia the last few weeks has seen this gem at the top as the key card of one of those tiered daily escalating mega-listings.  Every day for three weeks it was there just staring at me, taunting me with all its beauty.  Now I did not have nearly the credits necessary to win this, but I took a chance and sent a message to the winner right after the auction ended and asked what his intentions for the card were.  I was very polite yet direct, a method I have championed before.  After a little give and take, and a slight bit of drama, the winner of that big ass listing decided to sell it to me.  As you can see it arrived today and I am overjoyed.  Proving that being polite and direct works, the dude told me he let me have the card (and even better, at my price) because I was enthusiastic and honest with him; I wasn't going to flip it on eBay, I really wanted the card for my collection because these are two of my favorite players of all time.  And I am quite grateful for that.  Plus look at that thing, it is glorious.  After I take it out for dinner this evening, we will spend the night watching TV and snuggling, then I will tuck it in before bed.  I love it that much.

7 comments:

William Regenthal said...

Oh dear Lord that's pretty!

jacobmrley said...

@William - I know you like that left side better than then the right, but that's okay since I like that right side better than the left. But much like a Reese's, they are two great tastes that taste great together.

Keith G said...

That is a sweet card. Would love to have it in my collection maybe one day

Mark Aubrey said...

Very, very nice. I should try that some time. Now what do you have listed?

Rosenort said...

Awesome card, Congrats!

Fuji said...

Nice pair of patches!

Matthew Scott said...

Sweet card!