Corky from the Pack War blog recently sent me a package full of some of my favorite things: UFC autographs and sketch cards.
I'll start off with the UFC autographs. Corky is one of the few bloggers I know of who collects UFC cards, and I believe his primary fighter collection is Ryan 'Darth' Bader. Apparently he's picked up some doubles over the years, and he sent them my way. This one is from 2010 Topps UFC.
The resemblance isn't really all that great when they are side by side, but whenever I see Ryan Bader, I think of Nick Frost, who played Simon Pegg's friend in Shaun of the Dead.
This one is from 2010 Topps UFC Knockout. It's on fancy thick stock, and also serially-numbered # 076 / 188. Even though Bader is the #4-ranked Light Heavyweight and has won 8 of his last 10 fights, he is currently looking at moving to Bellator due to the UFC refusing to renew his contract. There's always drama in the fight game.
Corky is an artist, and did up a Leia sketch for my collection. He even drew it on his own custom sketch card stock, with the artist's real name and blog link. It's always fun to add another sketch to my Leia collection.
He also included this Boba Fett sketch by artist John Soukup, whose work features heavily here on The Raz Card Blog. I remember seeing this sketch on eBay. I hope I didn't bid on it, as that would have been a bit rude on my part.
This was a pretty fun package to open, with plenty of good stuff for my various collections. Once again it is much too late for me to be awake, but I am trying to get through everything that other bloggers have sent my way. I don't want anyone to think I am ungrateful, because I am thankful to be surrounded (virtually) by so many generous folks. Thanks, Corky! I will try to get something decent put together to send back your way.