Anyone remember that TV show My Favorite Martian?
Well today, I'm going to show off (one of) my favorite Mortons.
I purchased this card a long time ago, probably close to 3 years ago right after Lineage had come out, but just never got around to posting it because that's when I was really struggling with family issues, health issues, relationship issues, and power outages. I don't remember exactly how much it was, but I think it ran me close to $40.
There's that famous saying that if these walls could talk, well I've also heard people throw around the term, if this card could tell a story....
This card does tell a story. I missed the opportunity to buy the first one that I saw, but was able to grab the second. It not only represents how I was able to overcome all that adversity, but also how the player depicted was able to change his performance on the field from being one of the worse seasons historically by a Pirates pitcher in 2010 (-2.3 WAR, 7.57ERA, 2-12 record) to being a valuable part of the Pirates pitching staff for years to come (1.9 WAR in 2011, 3.26ERA in 2013). It shows that no matter what life throws you, you can shine on (like a canary diamond or whatever silly parallel this is).
I got into a major car accident Monday (hence why there was no McCutchen Monday this week) and am fortunate that I am able to walk, albeit with a limp.
But like this card, my life has given me a second chance and I'm gonna shine bright like this card.