Saturday, March 1, 2008

Card Gifting: UK Edition

Two gift packages in two days. What are the odds? Pretty good, since I was expecting this one. I was contacted by John from the UK about a possible gifting. He had already gifted Thorzul, so I knew what I was up against. A serial gifter. The best kind.

I replied back to John with my address and asked what I could give him in return for his generous gesture. He simply replied that I should keep blogging and he'll keep reading. Brilliant!

I, like Thorzul before me, received a package through Royal Mail. I think that's so cool. I'd probably think it was less cool if I got mail like that all the time, but I don't. Every once in a while, I'll get a package from Canada. This would be my first from the UK. I send plenty out that way though.

Right now, John is probably thinking to himself that I am someone from the states who is easily amused. He may be on to something.

What did I get in my package from overseas?

2006 Bowman Heritage #89 - Scott Podsednik
2006 Sweet Spot Update #20 - Jim Thome
2006 UD Ovation #78 - Jim Thome
2006 UD Ovation #80 - Scott Podsednik
2006 Upper Deck #119 - Scott Podsednik
2006 Upper Deck #562 - Javier Vazquez
2006 Upper Deck #564 - Matt Thornton
1 sealed pack of 1993 Donruss Triple Play
1 sealed pack of 2003 UD Victory

John, that's so awesome! I needed most of the cards and I am super psyched about the two new packs. They will both be a part of Sox Or No Sox history.

John is one classy guy. I can't say enough good things about this gift. It's one thing to get a gift from somewhere in North America. It's quite another to get one from Europe. Especially, when you're dealing with a North American sport. I'm obligated to say that because there is still one team left in Canada. But I have a good shot at getting an Expo in the Triple Play pack!

Cheers, John! Your generosity is very much appreciated. White Sox cards and unopened packs are always welcome here!


Rajeshree said...


Even I have found something interesting on gifting culture in UK..
pls chk that out..!

Steve Gierman said...

Very interesting. I usually lean towards the same tendencies.

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