Saturday, October 1, 2011

Belated Birthday Winnings from mmmrhubarb

My birthday is September 11th.  This year, my wife let me have a golf tournament for my birthday party.  It was great fun and while I was on the course, she sent me a text message that her step-brother and his girlfriend had given birth to their son on my Birthday.  I knew they loved me, but giving me a nephew for a birthday buddy was above and beyond the call of duty.

Turns out, I also have a birthday buddy in the collecting world, none other than mmmrhubarb of the great blog e rayhahn, rayhahn.  For his birthday, he had a contest to guess what he did for his birthday in 2001.  I guessed that he went to the rollerskating rink with his family.  It turns out that I was no closer than anyone else, but since we were birthday buddies, he decided to award me the contest win. 

Fast forward a few weeks and my winnings arrived in the mail, a glorious Todd Helton game-used bat card.  And it's of the Heritage design, which is one of my favorites.

This card will be a great reminder of my 30th birthday and of my newest birthday buddy.  Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Glad you like it!

Offy said...

Wait. Both you and mmmrhubarb were born on September 11th? I was as well and so was VOTC. How crazy is that? It was also my brother-in-law's birthday and the birthday of one of my managers at work (who also shares my first and middle names). Small world.