30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving thanks...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Like a lot of other blogs and people celebrating Thanksgiving around the country... I'd like to make sure I give thanks before I head out for some good old fashion feasting. It's more convenient if I break things down into my three worlds:

Family & Friends, Work, & Hobby.

First up, I want to thank...

My Mom & Dad... for raising me to have character and honor... for guiding me when I needed it... and for allowing me to make mistakes, so I could learn from them. I know it sounds a bit cliche... but I truly mean it. You two are the best.

The love of my life... for constantly putting a smile on my face... for your humor, generosity and understanding... and for encouraging me to embrace my culture... I love you Aiko.

The rest of my family and friends for all of your support and love.

Next, I'd like to thank everyone at my work... and I mean everyone... from the secretaries to the administrators to my colleagues to my students... thank you for making me feel like I have the best job in the world.

Last, but not least I'm thankful for this wonderful hobby. It's brought a smile to my face for the better part of 30 years. I've always been a pack rat and a little bit obsessive-compulsive... in the sense that I love to organize and categorize things. Sports cards allows me to do this... and in short makes me happy.

So here are a list of things I'm thankful for in terms of my favorite hobby. I want to give thanks to...

Sports Card Forum, Card Collector's World, and Sports Card Radio. All three of these sites have allowed me to meet hundreds of traders over the past 2 years. In addition they all provide a forum where collectors can come together and discuss the hobby.

Flea Markets and Card Shows... Thanks for combining three things I really enjoy in life... shopping, walking, and cards.

Check Out My Cards & eBay... Thanks to both of these companies for providing me the opportunity to add cards to my PC at a reasonable price and delivered to my doorstep. Without you, I'd be forced to go to the local card shops and pay close to full book on singles.

YouTube... Thanks for allowing me to watch other people's box breaks. You have no idea how much money you have saved me over the years. Every time I think about busting a product of something, I head over to your site to see what other's have pulled. 95% of the time... I have a change of heart and put my wallet away.

Fellow Sports Card Blogs... this is the one area where I spend at least 30 minutes to an hour reading people's posts. It gives me an opportunity to hear people's opinions and see people's box breaks and personal collections. When it comes to family and friends, I don't have anyone who really shares this interested (except for one of my nephews, but he's more into sports than sports cards)... so blogs have provided me an opportunity to meet people who share a common interest.

So to all of my readers and friends... enjoy your day with your family & loved ones... most importantly... stay safe.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Great post my friend. Have a great day.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Mark, keep up the great blog!

  3. Another great post! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a good day.

  4. Very cool post - happy thanksgiving to you as well!

  5. We are thankful for fuji. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Thanks you guys... Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving.