December 9: Unopened Goofy Jigsaw Puzzle & Autographed Rick Minter Football

Monday, December 10, 2012 - Posted by 366 White Elephants at 12:37 AM
Given to Sal from Mike.

Mike picked up this little treasure of an unopened Goofy puzzle during one of his frequent estate sale trips.  This virgin jigsaw is presumed to be 70s-era, but his internet research could not give an exact date.  It doesn't matter what year it came from, though; good clean fun is timeless.

The autographed football is another story.  Having previously received it in another white elephant gift exchange, Mike wanted to wipe clean his gift giving conscious and thus offered it up sacrificially for this gift swap.  It's signed by Rick Minter, UC 2002.  Who in Rachel Ray's name is Rick Minter (I hear you cry)?  He coached at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Notre Dame.  Should he get a top coaching gig, this ball could be worth hundreds of dollars.  Until then, Sal's got a decorative dust collector with a signature of some dude who probably chews with his mouth open.

Part 2 of The 12 Days of Apocalypse will come tomorrow.  Stayed tuned...or else.

It's good the mule isn't named 'orange'
Sal
-Profession: Software Application Developer

-Favorite item to sew: Top

-What would happen if you drove a foreign car to your job at a domestic car plant?:  Oh my gosh.  My car would get keyed and I'd get lots of dirty looks.  I'd be talked to in a not nice way, too.  And shame.  Lots of shame.

-According to the Erie Canal song, someone's 'got a mule, her name is Sal'.  What do you think a good alternate name for the mule should be?:  Peggy.  It doesn't rhyme...and it's probably the end of the song.

-What animal do you think Sal is a good name for?:  Probably a pig.

-A pot holder is used to hold warm/hot pans.  What do you think a pot (marijuana) holder should be made of?:  Probably Monopoly 'Get Out of Jail Free' cards.