Found February 18, 2012 on Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
A short while back I acquired a Danny Espinosa 2011 Topps Chrome RC Auto redemption from Robert over at $30 a week habit in what was our eleventy-billionth trade. I quickly redeemed the Espinosa, and Topps informed me the card was scheduled to ship in May. I had no problem waiting, and wasn't at all concerned that this redemption story would turn out like others we've all seen. After heading back to the Topps website to redeem a different signature, I saw that the Espinosa had been marked as shipped. I didn't think much of it, as I wasn't expecting it to arrive until May. Within the last week, an envelope arrived with an unfamiliar address. I actually thought it was a pair of redemptions from Panini. Instead, out fell the below beauty.My first autograph of the former Long Beach State Dirtbag, and it's all chrome-y and on-card! This makes for a very, very nice and different addition to my Dirtbags PC. From redemption time to arrival time, Topps fulfilled my reques...
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