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Old 01-30-2016, 10:33 PM
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Default Landed a white whale on the BST!

A few days ago, my phone started buzzing. I checked it and saw I had two new PMs from Net54. I thought it was odd since I wasn't bidding on or selling anything. I logged on to the site and saw that both messages had the word Coakley in the title. My heart skipped a beat.

Andy Coakley was a pitcher winding up his career with the Cubs and was a member of the 1908 World Series winners. He was the only player on the roster who had a card issued that I didn't have a copy of. The only thing that I could find for him that wasn't a postcard was from the T204 set. Not exactly a plentiful issue. Each day I searched for a Coakley, never making a connection.

I opened the messages to see that two board members had seen the card on the BST and remembered from my signature that I was looking for a copy. They graciously alerted me to its presence within a half hour of the posting and within hours a bargain was struck. It arrived today, and it's my new favorite card!

Behold the glory that is Andy Coakley! Long live this community!

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Congrats, Matt! That's awesome.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:45 PM
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Awesome, congrats! And TTT to boot!
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:50 PM
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That is so awesome. Thanks for posting!
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:13 PM
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congrats...
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:30 PM
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Congrats! It's the best feeling getting that one card to complete your set. Way to go and now it's on to the next white whale. :-)
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:40 PM
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Congratulations on an outstanding pick up. It's great how so many of the board members here look out for one another!
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:43 PM
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That's awesome, and what this site should be all about. With all the negativity in our hobby with these Mastro revelations it's nice to see something positive.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:25 AM
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This is what makes this community so amazing.
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Congrats and enjoy your treasure. Thanks for sharing
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What it's all about-- way to go to the guys who helped out.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:49 AM
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When I saw the card was on the BST but sold already I hoped you had been the one to pick it up. Congrats on the search coming to a end!
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Congratulations, Mike!
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Congrats man. Glad it went to a good home, you were a pleasure to deal with.
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Awesome, Mike. Congrats on the awesome pickup
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