Since the Wood Ducks were out of town last weekend, I decided to take Chris to see my friend, Ryan, in Richmond and graph the Flying Squirrels. I found out that it was a specialty jersey day, and I hadn't been able to get one of those since the July 4, 2011 game in Kinston. So, I was hoping could come away with a jersey. I did, and it ended up being the jersey of former Wood Duck, Matt Lipka.
Lipka was very happy to see that Chris and I were the ones who won his jersey. He remembered us from last season. He gave Chris and I hugs, shook our hands and asked Chris if he remembered him. We stood on the field talking with him for a good 10-15 minutes post-game. It was really awesome catching back up with him.
I was also able to get this Wood Ducks team card signed pre-game. I don't have many unsigned team cards left, so I feel like I have done pretty well this season.
I was also able to add a 1996 Topps to the album. I had bought a box of 1996 Topps, just so I could have some bulk to send out for TTMs. Unfortunately, not too many have come back since I bought the box, but I'm hoping some will.
I also got these cards done. The 2010 Pro Debut Jerry Sands has been floating around my card boxes for the last 8 years. Since he is from NC, I have been wanting to add his auto, and I was finally able to get him taken care of.
We had a really good time at the game. The Diamond was packed for the post-4th of July festivities.