Well, I took Father's day by the throat and said, "this is my holiday, and if you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself". I logged into the Panini site and purchased a box of Prime Signatures that would assure me at least one autographed card and 4 packs of their Father's Day promotion cards. My package arrived tonight. In fact it came while I was doing the Cardboard Connection Radio show.
We had a great show too. The return of Law of Cards with Paul Lesko was great, as was the segment with a young collector by the name of Salvatore Cerilli who is the winner of Upper Deck's Draft Runner Contest. We'll be meeting him in person as Cardboard Connection Radio will be broadcasting live from the event.
Anyhow, without straying too much, I pulled a great card out of the box of Prime Signatures, it was an Irving Fryar auto #'d to 20. Fryar was amazing. His time with the Patriots, the Skins, Dolphins and Eagles was well spent adding accolades and records to his resume. He holds the distinction of being the first Wide Receiver ever to be drafted #1 overall. An auto of a 5-time Pro Bowler and New Jersey native is a great addition to my collection. For my purchase of the Prime Signatures box, I received 4 packs of Father's Day cards. 3 packs included cards to the base set, and then I found this... I LOVE IT.
As for the rest of my Father's Day, it was pretty good. I took the family to a water resort to celebrate the 5th birthday of my son, I got a couple of cool videos including the origin of the feud between Spider-Man and the Lizard that sets up the new Amazing Spider-Man movie and among other things, a box of Everlasting Gobstoppers. If you know me, you know I love those Wonka spheres of goodness.
How was your Father's Day?