Wil Wheaton made a mistake. He admits it. Thankfully, he covered it up the natural way: with a doodled pair of sunglasses, the phrase "YEEAAHH!!" and a charitable eBay auction.
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Wheaton, known in part for playing Wesley Crusher on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, is auctioning off a trading card (pictured above) of his character -- signed, doodled and all.
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According to Wheaton, he intended to autograph the card for a friend of a friend. When he accidentally wrote a line over his character's face, he drew the sunglasses to cover it up. As he says:
But then you get an idea! You know how to save it and turn it into a priceless work of collectable art that will surely sell on an online auction site for ones or even fives of dollars. I mean, we're not talking dented ping pong ball money, but it's still something nice to give to your local humane society.
As for the "YEEAAHH!!" part?
And that's when it hits you: dude, you've got this. You know how to save this, because you're a professional and you know exactly what the hell you're doing. You turn the sunglasses into THE SUNGLASSES OF JUSTICE and write, "YEEEAAAHHHH!" right across the top. You slam the card down on the table and say, "Nailed it," because you did.
The rest of Wheaton's hilarious post is definitely worth a read.
The current price for the card is at more than $600, with two days left to bid. Would you bust open your USS Enterprise bank to bid on this Trekkie collectable?
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The Etsy description says it all: "Live Long and Prospurrr." Price: $25.00
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This story originally published on Mashable here.