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!