Okay... maybe I'm just hoping that I'm not the only collector to ever suffer a hobby related injury. If I am... so be it. Here's the story...
Five weeks ago, I set out to get 10,000 steps per day for 56 straight days. That number was chosen to honor Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak. I figured that if he could hit safely in 56 straight games, I could force myself to walk 56 straight days.
It's pretty easy to reach my goal when I'm teaching, but it's a little more challenging on the weekend. Walking around the flea market has helped a lot. And two Sundays ago, I woke up and headed out to the Capitol Flea Market.
I haven't had a lot of luck finding anything of value around this flea market, but about halfway through my walk, I stumbled across a vendor who had this box of cards:
After going back and forth, we settled on a $25 price tag. Now I'm not exactly sure of how much this box weighed... but I'd say it was anywhere between 15 and 30 pounds. I stopped a few times to rest my arms, but eventually I made it back to my car without any real issues.
After the flea market, I went to my barber who also does pedicures. Lol. Try not to judge too much. I do it mainly for the foot and leg massages. Seriously... this woman has magic fingers.
Anyways... about halfway through the massage, she asked me to sit up. I felt a sharp pain and immediately knew I threw out my back. AGAIN. It didn't take a genius to figure out that carrying the cards around the flea market was the thing that strained my back. The massage was just the straw.
Okay... what about you?
Have you ever suffered a sports card related injury?
C'mon... I promise to not laugh too hard. I mean it. If I do... I might reinjure my back.
By the way... I'm not finished organizing the cards. But here are two of my favorites so far:
2013 Topps Chrome Refractor #35
2013 Topps Chrome Purple Refractor #78
Well. That's it for now.
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!