Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lindsay Whalen

Sent: 5/24/11
Received: 6/13/11
Time: 20 Days
Address: c/o Minnesota Lynx
Item Sent: 2005 Rittenhouse, 2006 Rittenhouse, 2007 Rittenhouse
Item Received: 2005 Rittenhouse, 2006 Rittenhouse, 2007 Rittenhouse.  All signed in black Sharpie.

My very first WNBA request had to be to Lindsay Whalen.  She is the greatest women's basketball player in Minnesota history.  She put the Gophers on the NCAA Women's basketball map, transforming a perennial doormat into a Final Four squad.  Following her All-American career at Minnesota, she was drafted fourth overall by the Connecticut Sun.  She helped lead the Sun to the WNBA Finals in each of her first two seasons and finished as the runner-up for the WNBA MVP award in 2008.  Last year, the Lynx brought her home.  Now, with the addition of superster Maya Moore to a lineup that includes Whalen, Rebekah Brunson, Seimone Augusts, and Candace Wiggins, the Lynx have the nucleus to make a run at multiple WNBA titles.  While it's a tad of a bummer that Lindsay's black Sharpie was drying out, I am ecstatic to add these to my collection.

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