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I need to do this now before it gets too late. Thank you acevanquish!
10-07-2012, 01:20 PM
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Thumbs Up I need to do this now before it gets too late. Thank you acevanquish!
Last month I posted a thread in which I told the story of coming across a great deal on a '12 Topps Chrome Mike Morse #/10. I wanted to share the story with the community that day, though I didn't have a scan of the card yet to post with the story. Since starting to collect baseball cards again this past spring, I have been using my Aunts' scanner periodically who lives a few blocks over. Without going into a lot of detail, I don't get out a whole lot due to my physical disability. I'm not sure Ace knows that, which makes his surprise gift all the more special.

I got a PM from Ace last week telling me to be on the lookout for a package...with an addendum that "It really sucks!" Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to win a contest Ace held here in the forums. Since then, we've become friends and have talked & traded. So I figured he had come across a PC card he knew I was looking for and figured he was expressing his generosity with me again by sending it to me.

Well, when the package arrived, I was a bit shocked to see a large Eureka vacuum cleaner box. Needless to say, I automatically got the "it really sucks" joke! Upon opening the box, I was even more shocked to see a scanner! Yes, my friends, a scanner. Acevanquish sent me a scanner! I was very touched by this and was moved to emotion as I unpacked it. Not only myself, but my family here at my house are all going to get great use of this gift!

But I am no good with technology...at all. And I've spent the past few days trying to install it to my PC. And this is why my public 'Thank You' to Ace has come late. I really wanted to have it hooked up before posting this so I could scan something to post to show Ace the fruits of his gift. I know the scanner still works. The lamp comes on, the bar adjusts every once in awhile, and my PC recognizes the hardware. But for some reason when I open the program to scan I get a message that the "Lamp is warming up" and then nothing. So this is where I am. I believe it's time to call in a good buddy of mine from the next town over who is much more technologically gifted than myself.

Included within the Eureka box along with the scanner where also enough '12 Bowman Platinum cards to finish up my 1-100 base set as well as put me at 70% complete on the base Platinum Prospects. I'm not sure how you can thank someone enough for such a kind gesture? It truly is a great story of kindness and generosity. I alluded a little to this in the Gift Thread on the Trading Forum a few days ago...I'd be very grateful if everyone who reads this would give acevanquish a 'Thank You' for me. I know I'll never be able to thank him enough on my own!

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I need to do this now before it gets too late. Thank you acevanquish! - Mikarlo - 10-07-2012 01:20 PM

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