I came home from work today and found my wife in my den on the floor sobbing hysterically. I saw that she had a bunch of my baseball cards and was trying to wipe them with a towel. It took me a few minutes to get her calmed down to the point that I could understand her. She had been at the computer and had somehow spilled her glass of water on our computer desk, which has stacks and stacks of baseball cards on it. She had been frantically trying to get them dry. I looked at the damage and helped finsh dry the rest of the affected cards. It could have been worse. I lost a stack of Rays cards I had been setting aside for my friend at work, about 10 Yankee Stadium Legacy cards, a stack of Tim Salmon cards (we went to the same high school), and a couple other random cards. She felt really bad about eeverything. I tried explaining that it wasn't that bad and that I knew it was just an accident. She felt really bad because she knows how much I enjoy the hobby. She told me the only way that she will feel better about it is if I by a nice box or spend $100 on eBay. She made me promise I would get some new cards so she could move on. We'll see if she feels the same way tomorrow.
Below is an example of what happens when a 2011 Bowman card gets wet.