Last Friday I showed a video to my homeroom that showed how gratitude can increase the level of happiness in an individual. This probably isn't surprising. However the person they were referring to wasn't the recipient, it was the person showing the gratitude.
I was kind of blown away by this, but after sitting down and thinking about it... it's totally true. Whenever tell my father how much he means to me, it definitely puts a smile on my face. The same things applies to other family members, friends, co-workers, students, and fellow collectors. I just never really took the time to realize it.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Trevor's challenge, I wanted to take the time to show my appreciation for the hobby we all love even though it is far from perfect.
2020 WTHBALLS #28
I'm thankful for all of the awesome custom card creators out there like Gavin, Nick, Rod, Jeremy, and Gio... who created the Billy Williams you see above.
2015 Panini Prizm Red Baseballs #101
I'm thankful for shiny cards that when angled properly refract every color of the visual light spectrum (even those without MLB logos).
2020 Stadium Club Red Foil #26
2020 Stadium Club Red Foil #115
I'm thankful for the beautiful photography on so many Stadium Club cards year in and year out.
2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Set 4 #5
I'm thankful for nicely posed action shots on simple, yet beautiful cards designs even when the average collector isn't able to get their hands on them without paying inflated prices on the secondary market.
I'm thankful for iconic sets that helped shape the hobby landscape for better or worse, because I love this hobby unconditionally.
And I'm thankful for Julie over at A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards and a Hot Dog, because she generously sent me all of the cards featured in this post.
Today's question of the day...
In regards to our hobby... what are you thankful for?
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you are enjoying this holiday with someone you are thankful for. Stay safe. Happy Thursday and sayonara!