I don't really know what to say here, but this is by far the best mail day I've ever had as a collector. As the title of the post suggests, I've finally acquired my very first 1/1, a Platinum Jimmy Howard from 2010-11 Black Diamond.
I've been collecting Jimmy for just over 13 months now, but my collection still isn't all that impressive, yet. I've got a few rookies, two auto's, a bunch of base, and have yet to pick up any game-used stuff. Is it just me, or is it kind of odd that I now have a 1/1 before I even have a simple, even one-color, jersey card?
Anyway, without further ado, the new centerpiece of my Jimmy Howard collection...
Not as exciting as you would think, is it? It's pretty much the exact same as the base card, except this one has a bit of a rainbow tint to it. I wish it was a little more distinguishing, but I can't complain, a 1/1 is a 1/1 right? Anyway, here's the back of the card, where the all important serial number is located.
I do like that on UD 1/1's it's actually written out "1 of 1" instead of just "1/1."
Now, as far as what I paid for this one. I ended up getting it for $41, not sure if I overpaid or not. What do you guys think? I think it was worth every penny, as this is now by far the best card I own. Before anyone says anything, I know this is not a pure 1/1 (i.e. dual shields), but it is a parallel 1/1 and that is more than ok with me.
I may sound greedy or something here, but I absolutely love the fact that I am the only Jimmy Howard collector in the entire world that has a copy of this card. That's pretty cool if you ask me. Here's one last look at my new favorite card, this time in my hand, just to show that I really do have it now.
I'm curious, what was your first 1/1 experience like? Did it come from a pack or from a purchase or trade like this one?