Friday, July 13, 2012

Up and Moving about

Thanks for the well wishes.  I made it through the gall bladder surgery with just a bit of pain and discomfort.

I watched the bulk of the All-Star Game Tuesday night, drifting in and out of the drug induced haze they put me in.

I had all sorts of plans for cute tie in posts, but I still haven't ventured near the scanner.

But I have been watching a bit of television.  I came across a new (to me) show on the Discovery Channel.  Final Offer.  Someone brings in something that they want to sell, talk with four dealers.  The dealers may, individually, offer to purchase it.  If the seller declines, they cannot return to that dealer and must then negotiate with the other dealers.  An interesting concept.

There were a few segments that were baseball or baseball card related.  Here's a clip of a 1977 Topps Star Wars uncut sheet.

And here's one of a Ruth/Gehrig signed baseball.

Another show, also on the Discovery Channel is Auction Kings. In this episode someone wants to sell their 1952 Andy Pafko card. This is a full episode, with the sellers showing the card at about 5:00, with an expert talking at about 9:45, and the auction at about 15:05.

A few weeks ago I came across the deplorable 2010 Bruce Willis / Tracy Morgan film, Cop Out. Bruce Willis' character has a 1952 Pafko card stolen. I saw it on TBS or TNT or one of those. My guess is that they had to clean up the language.

So, if you have to have your gall bladder removed, it really isn't terrible.  Just have plenty of batteries for the remote.


  1. Mark, did they do the laparoscopic procedure or did you have to be opened up? Either way I hope you are feeling better soon. I went through that myself.

    1. Commishbob, it was done laparoscopically. I'm amazed at the small size of the incisions. I'm still not 100%, but not quite feeling puny enough to ask my wife to pick up some Ginter cards while she's out shopping.

  2. Glad you're doing well, Mark. I was in the hospital four or five days as I recall. I got out the day the Texans debuted in 2002 against the Dolphins in an exhibition game. Doctor told me to rest up a few days. Not me. I had been looking forward to that game for several years. So I went. Not the best decision I've ever made but I lasted a half and I can say I was there.

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    1. Thanks. I'm headed to the doctor today for the follow up. I thought about approaching the scanner last evening, but decided against it.