It's been a long time since I won something in a box break, group break, etc. So imagine my delight when I saw this today:
You all know I am a HUGE hockey fan so obviously I am thrilled. In addition, there is a special place in my heart for SP Game Used Hockey.
A little story. When I got back into collecting in late 2000 I was looking for an honest (not Beckett Sucks) resource in helping me determine what product to buy as I was a little overwhelmed by the choices. That is when I first started reading reviews and breaks at Card Corner Club
Also at that time, my local card shop Triple Crown Trading owner, Tom Morgan, and the VP of acquisitions of then MastroNet Auctions, Brian Marren, co-hosted a call-in radio show on ESPN radio here in Chicago on Saturday mornings about sports collectibles. MastroNet and UpperDeck were the sponsors and Tom gave away a hobby box to one caller every week.
Well, lo and behold, one week I won a box of SP Game Used Hockey. It think it was the 2002-2003 release. That same weekend was SportsFest, a large regional show in Chicago. Doug Cataldo and Russ Cohen were there doing a live radio broadcast of Card Corner Radio. I had spoke with them before and in conversation it came up that I won that SP GU box. It just so happened they were looking for another writer and Doug asked me do a review and send it to him. The rest is history.
So to come full circle, this is the second time I have won a box of SP GU Hockey and I couldn't be more thrilled.
Thanks to Dave and Adams Cardworld for the contest!!