The past few days have kinda sucked. On Tuesday, I strained my back for the umpteenth time while getting ready for work and I can't even parallel park my car or pick up a dry erase marker without grimacing.
But it's happened enough the past ten years that I'm starting to accept it as part of my life.
In terms of cards, I haven't been able to sit down and sort cards. Heck... the majority of my free time has been laying down on the floor, looking up at the television, while doing a variety of stretches.
I stuck around work a little longer today in order to finally publish a post. I was thinking about how I could relate cards to my messed up back, when I remembered Amelie Mancini's (Left Field Cards) and her cool custom sets. She's made a few different series of baseball card sets and one of them targets baseball players who suffered weird sports injuries.
2014 Topps Tribute Green #40 (#'d 01/50)
Did you know that John Smoltz once scalded himself while ironing a shirt? Well according to Mancini he did.
1987 Topps #653
That's where I also learned about Kevin Mitchell straining a muscle while vomiting.
Baseball Card Breakdown Custom Card (#'d 3/3)
And one time... Wade Boggs strained his back just like me. Only he did it while taking off his cowboy boots. I strained my back while putting on shorts.
Boggs bounced back and had a hall of fame career... so the least I can do is bounce back and catch up on blogging and reading all of your posts. Just give me a few days.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!