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Friday, May 11, 2012

Site News: Down For The Count and A Pricey Base Card.

Though posts have gone up every day this week, the blog has actually been on auto-pilot the entirety of this week. Whenever (*pauses to watch Kate Upton's super sexy Carl's Jr. commercial*) I get the chance, I like to schedule posts ahead of time, especially when class is in session and finals time is upon students like myself. Thankfully, I had gotten ahead this week, because the events of Sunday have led to me typing this with one hand.


A broken wrist will do that to ya.

I broke my left wrist Sunday afternoon playing football with friends. We play kickball when we can, and try to get a bit of pigskin in as well. Unfortunately, I took a spill returning a kick - my momentum got the best of me, or I slipped on the transition from grass to dirt, whichever sounds manlier - and the result is my first broken bone since the fifth grade.

That collarbone break resulted in a missed whale-watching trip where everyone threw up and a figure-eight brace that led to kids saying I had a bra on. This break led to a week of no class and a powder blue cast (because I wasn't passing up the chance to represent the Dodgers, Chargers, and UCLA in one fell swoop).

Fortunately, I have scans waiting to be written into posts and other drafts that simply need a few finishing touches. I can probably scan a bit as well, but the blog could potentially be dark for a day or two if it proves too difficult. Here's one card though, just to keep on the up and up while I still can.


Ryan Getzlaf's base card from the ultra high-end Dominion, #'d 071/199. It ran me $1.99 shipped, which is more than I would usually want to pay for a base card, but with an odd print run and some sellers asking as much as seven dollars or more, I jumped on the two bones copy when I came across it. It's another Dominion need that I am no longer in need of.

6 comments:

  1. Nice wrist breakage. I've been there before. The truth of how it happened is never manlier than the story you tell about.

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  2. I've broken so many bones, it isn't funny. In my 46 years, I've broken a collarbone 4 different times including one at around 9 or 10 years old while playing "Kill the Carrier" at recess. I had to wear one of those figure 8 collars. Even back in the kinder, gentler times of the mid 1970s, I got the same exact taunt about wearing a bra.

    Get better soon.

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  3. Awww man. That's rough! I had a shattered right wrist a few years back & it was fairly crappy.

    Heal up sir!

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  4. I thought you were typing with one hand because of the Upton commercial you were watching...

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