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Old 07-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, this is going to be rough.

My dad just passed away last week unexpectedly. He was a very avid card collector and the reason why I got into collecting in the first place. I stopped collecting for a little bit after my best cards were stolen many years ago. After I found out my dad had cancer about 3 years ago I started collecting again as another way to take to him more.

He was cleared of cancer 1 and 1/2 yrs ago and everything was supposed to be all good. He never really recovered from the chemo and his main artery was damaged. After he had surgery to have a stint put in he had some complications and as a result he is no longer with us. (long story short) (thanks for listening to me)

Anyway I have acquired his collection of about 250,000 cards. Some autos and game used. Mostly he was old school and loved putting sets together.

The card below is the best card I could ever have in my collection that he and I talked about a lot but I never actually saw it, as it was hidden in his collection.

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Old 07-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am sorry for your loss but at least you have his collection to remember him. Beautiful card!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am sorry to hear about your loss. MY prayers are sent your way.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's rough. I feel you're pain brother. My Dad is going through chemo too. Save a bunch of those precious cards, something to remember him by.
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I'm sorry for your loss.
At least you'll always have the memories and cards.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sad, but at least cards brought you closer in a way and thats really what matters here. You have something to remember him by with that. Hope all goes well for you in the future.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Really sorry for your loss man
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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amazing card and im sure you're never going to get rid of it. keep your head up
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So sorry for your loss. I hope that the great memories bring you comfort in these difficult times
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's a nice one. Sorry to hear about your father.
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Sorry to hear this, but be glad you got to share a hobby with your father. Normally I might turn to my baseball cards for a little solace in tough times, but you might want to take a step back from them for awhile. In the long run you will be so glad you have that collection.

Stay physically active ... go fishing, shoot a round of golf, whatever you enjoy outdoors, would be my advice.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm sorry for your loss of your father! My thoughts and prayers for you and your family! I hope you find the peace and happiness to get through this tough time!
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sorry to hear about your dad man...cancer sucks
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sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great dad.
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Sorry about your loss. On the other hand, that is one of the coolest patches I have ever seen
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Sorry about your loss. We're praying for you.
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Sad to hear it. My dad's on the slow way out via a coma, so I can relate. Hope all gets better on your end soon.
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Sorry to hear about your dad. Take these cards out and remember all the good times you had collecting these cards together.
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sorry for your loss you and your family will be in my prayers but SICK CARD!!
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Sorry for your loss man. Keep your head high. Awesome that you were able to collect along with your dad.
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