I've been thinking about how to wrap up this year for a few weeks now. The original plan was to review the year as a way to document it for myself... but when I started going through my older posts I discovered there was just too much to write about. Hobby goals were another topic I explored for this post, but I'll cover those in Saturday's This Week in Blogging post.
Instead... I decided to close out the year with my favorite 2020 baseball card sitting within the collection. Sorry I'm not able to create a Top 10 list like Night Owl and Dime Box Nick. Heck even a Top 5 list would be a struggle.
Compared to previous years, I just don't have the selection of cards to choose from, because I've only opened a handful of 2020 packs and I've significantly cut back on spending this year. Thankfully a bunch of you have generously sent me 2020 singles for various collections and after sifting through a few boxes, I found one card that stood out from the rest:
2020 Topps #179
Although I won't claim to be a huge fan of the 2020 Topps flagship design... I love the overall look of this card.
Obviously the well-cropped action shot is the main reason I chose this card. I've loved this image since I saw it used last year on a Topps Now card. The photographer captured this awesome catch by Laureano against the Toronto Blue Jays on 4/21/19.
The icing on the cake is that Laureano happens to be my favorite "current" Oakland Athletic. He struggled after his suspension this season, but I'm confident he'll bounce back in 2021. Hopefully lots of things will bounce back in 2021.
So that's how I'll wrap up another year on this blog. However before I go, I've been thinking about some future ideas for this blog and one of them requires a little assistance from my readers. It's pretty simple...
Over the past decade, I've asked you all hundreds of questions. Sometimes they're hobby related. Other times they're not. In the comment section below... please write down some questions for me. It might be a question about my collection, a hobby opinion, or just something you're curious about.
How will I use these questions? Well... it's not set in stone. I'd like turn this into a new series on this blog if I can get enough responses.
So please don't be afraid to ask multiple questions. The more... the merrier.
Well that's it for another year. Thank you to all of you who have written articles and provided me and others entertainment on your blog. And thank you to all of you who have taken the time to read and comment on my posts. Overall this year was far from being awesome, but the card blogosphere definitely brightened up my life on some of the gloomiest days. I'm sure I wasn't alone.
Happy New Year's Eve and sayonara!