Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kimmo Timonen Jersey Card

When I received these four signed cards of Kimmo Timonen last June, the future was still up in the air; since then, he re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for one year, and - more importantly - was diagnosed with blot clots, which puts not just his season (and career) but his very life in jeopardy.

I waxed poetic about his career in my last post, so I won't be doing a repeat episode just quite yet, but it'd be sad if this were how it ended for him, and 2013-14 had been the final season for three of the biggest Finnish hockey legends (not named Jari Kurri), considering Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu just retired.

However, Timonen and the Flyers admitted earlier today that his chances to ever play again were ''very slim'', considering he may be on blood thinners for the rest of his life - like his mother and brothers; if on blood thinners, he won't be able to play, because the slightest cut could result in tremendous loss of blood.

And so I present this card of him wearing the Flyers' black (home) uniform from a few years back, from Upper Deck's 2009-10 Series 1 set, card #GJ-KT of the Game Jersey sub-set featuring a white game-worn swatch:
Here's to his leading a long, happy and healthy life.

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