Thursday, November 25, 2010

Reasons To Be Thankful, From A Card Collector's Perspective.

During this holiday of thanks, we asked our readers to tell us what they are thankful for when it comes to Sports Cards.  The themes are pretty universal.

82Redbirds said “1. I'm thankful for being a Cardinals fan (the greatest professional sports organization on the face of the planet). 2. I'm thankful for being unbiased.”  In comedy there is truth and I think we all feel this way about our favorite sports teams.

Spankee added “I'm thankful for having grown up around 5 current major leaguers: David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, BJ Upton, Justin Upton, and Scott Sizemore. It's still a bit strange to me everytime I see one of their cards.”  Knowing some ball players myself I can confirm this, it is weird, but great fun to see the people you care for do well.

Ratsdm shared “I am thankful that Panini seems to be pretty quick with getting out redemption cards.” Let’s hope that there is always competition in the marketplace, instead of monopolies.  Its what drives all involved to make a better product.  In turn, we, as collectors, benefit the most. 

Toppskid is “thankful that the local card shop and card shows are not totally dead yet. That being said, I'm also grateful for the internet, and how it can be used to find the cards I'm searching for much easier, as well as how it has given us the opportunity to be a part of the community of collectors out there.”  I have to agree.  We need the little family owned shops as much as we need the access to get the best deals possible.  Please support you local dealer, it will keep this hobby alive and vibrant. 

San Jose Fuji says “I'm thankful for having a wonderful hobby that helps reduce the everyday stress in my life. I'm thankful for all of the friendships, baseball card have helped build over the years.”  A great sentiment and one of the huge benefits of being involved in collecting.

For play at the plate “It has provided a connection between my youth and my adult life to my son.”  I started collecting with my father and developed a huge bond over these pieces of cardboard.  I hope some day to be able to pass it on.

I’m thankful for this blog and the opportunity to share my experience about collecting with you.  Thankful that so many of you actually take time out of your day to read what I have to say, its mind blowing that anyone cares.  I hope you get as much out of it as I get writing it.

Off the subject of sports cards, I know it has not been an easy year for so many of us, but today, on Thanksgiving,
 I am thankful for the many blessings of my life, the ones I tend to overlook on most days.

I am alive, healthy and free of pain.  
I am warm, clothed and content in my home.
 Tonight I will eat well with my entire family as well as my friends, people who make the moments of my life and 
give it meaning.
 There will be police, firemen and soldiers guarding my world so that I may enjoy this special time together with the people I love, a time of laughter and comfort. I am fortunate because for so many people, today came with uncertainty, pain and struggle. For some, today did not even come. 

I am thankful for so much in my life.  I hope that today is a great day for you and full of reasons to be thankful.


  1. great post... love to see the views of other collectors! hope you had a wonderful turkey day!