Our new post-Trump world is a topsy turvy sort of a place, which is why we find ourselves with a pro football player bemoaning the loss of his Magic: The Gathering deck.

Something something jocks nerds [insert The Breakfast Club reference here].

Seattle Seahawks linebacker (whatever that is) Cassius Marsh posted a genuinely tragic string of tweets this week as he revealed that someone had stolen a backpack containing his prized Magic cards.

If you’re as surprised as I am that a pro football player would care this much about a few Magic decks, Marsh is apparently entirely serious. He’s been playing the game since he was 11, and he reckons the stolen cards are worth as much as $20,000-25,000.

“It’s not even the money,” he told The Seattle Times. “I really enjoy playing the game. To me, that’s what I do to get my mind off things sometimes. You know how people zone out sometimes? That’s how I zone out. It’s hurtful because those are one things I really care about.”

His cards are still missing, but there is at least some sort of happy ending to all this: Wizards of the Coast stepped up to show him some love, with a set of freebies to make up for his loss – and an equivalent donation to a local kids’ charity.

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