Well, just for all you FOGs, to remember what it was like to be a newbie, I just received my first newbie trading package.
I was lucky enough to have Niko on deck, and boy was I lucky!!! I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning.
The bad news is I went to see the DEVIL and bought three CAO Sopranos(2 associates and 1 signature). I just had to get these, read good reviews. I did check with my only b&m within 60 miles and they didn't have them, made me feel a little better.
I`M NOT WORTHY,
Tonight I meet the man PEPIN himself, at Tobacco Road in Arlington Tx. We talked in spanish of corse about Cuba and Puerto Rico ,cigars , castro (the old man) our families and anything and everything you can think of. He signed my boxes, ashtray, poster. (pix to come)
1 box of Don Pepin Cuban Classic Petite Lancero 1977
1 box of Don Pepin Blue Label Invictos
1 fiver sampler
2 hand rolled on the spot by Renee
1 box of ?
Sadly, a NUB Habano and Padron 2000 didn't make it to the photo shoot. The NUB was lost on the way to a client location, and the Padron...well, I have to do SOMETHING during an hour and half commute home.....
Now the Closeups:
First, the standards and premiums:
Just the run-of-the-mill Tat, Padron, etc., etc. Move along, nothing to see here.....
An VSG Robusto and an ESG Corona? (not sure on the size there) The ESG is my first "Super Premium" purchase and the VSG is the first premium cigar I have purchased solely on the advice of someone from this board.