Social media has become another avenue for card collectors to share stories, complain about products and make trades.
But as so many of us have found in the blogosphere, some people are just nice enough to send something over because they know you are going to enjoy it a lot more than they will. That's part of what makes collecting so much. You meet people who are willing to take the mounds of Pittsburgh Pirates cards off of your hands.
On Twitter, @DymoSports had a short-lived (and, really, I think it was rigged) contest looking for a Derek Jeter fan. I chimed in. I won. It was that simple. He sent me a huge 2011 Derek Jeter promo card.
The picture was taken next to my laptop just so you can see the size of the card. It fits in an 8x10 top loader. (My laptop has Freedom Cardboard up, in case you were wondering)
I received this card before Christmas but just got around to posting it. Now, Jumpman Jeter will sit with me on my desk while I work. :)