When I got home from work today, my wife informed me a small package had come for me. Naturally the six-year-old in me that gets excited any time I get mail (other than bills and advertisements) instantly became giddy. The shear excitement was dulled a little bit because I knew what it was without even looking at the sender. Last week I was perusing eBay listings for 2009 Emmitt Smith singles. I am not ready to drop $80 for some fresh 2009 wax, but I was still considering picking up a few new Emmitts for my collection.
I found three different Smith inserts that had no bids and placed minimal bids on each. I won the card you see below, a 2009 Upper Deck Icons Greats of the Game Gold parallel insert S/N #089/199. It gives into the S/N gimmick of recent years, but it is a pretty well designed card (and shiny!), so I like it. Of course then again, it’s a new Emmitt card, so I would have liked it anyway.
One thing that receiving this card and scanning it for this post (and my Emmitt website project) reminded me is that I really need to clean my scanner. Trust me, the card above looks much better in person than it does in my scan. Anyone willing to donate a brand new, high-end scanner to First and Goal, please feel free to email me for my mailing address! 😉