So frustrated right now. For the past two hours I've been dealing with the after effects of a major water leak. I've lost cards, some of which I've had since 1988, when I began collecting. I've lost books, my #2 passion behind cards.
I can't even bring myself to go through the water damaged cards yet to find out what I lost. It's at least 300 cards. Some are worse than others, but I know some are going to be a total loss. Topps base cards on white card stock have been turned brown, for example.
I did find out, however, that when a Panini Prizm card gets wet, the color actually runs. I will get a picture of that tomorrow and post it when I post the list of what was lost.
My trade stash for NASCAR got hit hard. I lost about 300 more of those. They are all duplicates, but I still hate to see any cards get damaged. And now I have to go in and remove them from my tradelist, which I put so much effort into in November and December, which I've talked about in a few posts.
I know I lost some vintage, too. I saw several 1974-75 Topps NBA cards that were in a box I had just gotten out to scan last week, but hadn't gotten to yet.
I know it could be worse- just a few months back I was doing a large sorting project with the majority of my collection in the area that the water hit- but it's not much of a comfort.
There were a couple of instances where the box got wet and the cards inside didn't- thank God! One of those instances was one of the mixed boxes that I love so much. When checking them to see if there was damage, a purple sparkle caught my eye- it's a parallel of 2013-14 Select numbered to 99.
It appears that nothing serially numbered got damaged....which means everything is replaceable. But I can't be sure until I go through the stack of damaged cards. I will do that in a few minutes. I'll post a list of what I need to replace after I can cross check it with my duplicate stash- my NBA and Star Wars duplicates stayed dry.
And to add insult to injury- my all time worst day in the hobby comes 13 years to the day after I lost my dad to cancer.
Just needed to vent.
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