Even though its been 15 years since I left Japan to return to the United States, I'm still constantly following sumo, browsing Japanese auction sites, and attempting to keep up on my language skills through daily news and tv. When my coworker's son, Brandon Laird, signed with the Fighters last year, I knew it was time to start a Laird player collection which gives me something to talk about at work and allows me to branch out my Japanese card interest. I recently started blogging and stumbled across The Chronicles of Fuji blog excellently written by Fuji! Long story short, Fuji caught wind of my collecting interest and sent a care package full of Laird cards that singlehandedly jump started my Laird collection. All I can say is "Wow! and Thank You!" to Fuji for his extreme generosity. This really is what collecting is all about and bringing the trade aspect back into collecting has been extremely fun. Thanks again Fuji!