One of the many perks of maintaining a long running blog is that I get to converse with all different types of people, from all over the world. The internet, a subsidiary of Al Gore Enterprises, has connected the majority of the world.
When I received an e-mail from Larry asking me if I wanted a Japanese card of Bobby Thigpen, how else could I answer? YES! I've been looking for a Japanese Thigpen card for awhile. It would be one of the crown jewels of my Bobby Thigpen collection.
I had tracked down two different Thigpen Japanese cards, but I can't for the life of me remember what the second one was. It might have been a team or regional issue for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. I'll come across that information again one day, but for now I am excited to actually have a copy of Thiggy's 1995 BBM card in my hands.
Larry mentioned that he would be sending over a surprise that he thought I'd like along with Bobby's card. So, I opened the envelope and found...
DJ! That was a great surprise!
Thanks, Larry! I really appreciate the cards!