That was my reaction when I found out about the Animal Kingdom patches in this year's UD Goodwin set. Obviously I wasn't paying much attention to that one since I wasn't planning on collecting it. But as soon as I saw one of the cards I was hooked. There was one particular animal on the checklist that stood out - the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog. My fiance and I are members at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and the prairie dogs are her favorite ones to visit.
I went straight to eBay to try and find one, but came up empty. I decided to do a Google image search just so I could see what it looked like. In an amazing coincidence, I clicked on the first image that popped up and it took me straight to the Lifetime Topps Project blog. Of all the possible image sources out there, I came up with one from a blog that I had already done a couple of trades with! It turns out that Charlie had pulled the exact animal patch I wanted and posted about it back in July. A few quick e-mails, and we had a deal!
He also had acquired a few more platinum diamonds since our last trade, which he was kind enough to throw in on this deal:
Thanks a bunch Charlie!
Previous Trivia Question:
Who did the Chicago Cubs play in the first official night game at Wrigley Field?
A: The first night game at Wrigley was supposed to take place on August 8, 1988 against the Phillies. However, that game was rained out after three and a half innings, before the game could become official. The next night the Cubs played the Mets in the first official night game, and Chicago came out on top 6-4.
Today's Trivia Question:
Who owns the record for most Gold Glove awards?