Everyone has at least one person in their life that can control EVERY aspect of their being. For me, it’s my wife. There is nothing in this world that I couldn’t or wouldn’t do to make my wife happy. There’s nothing I couldn’t give up for Lori. We might argue. I might kick and scream. But, in the end, “mama” always trumps “daddy.” Married guys, if you don’t agree, go ahead and contact an attorney.
“Love” gets thrown around a little too casually these days. Personally, I love black ink pens. I love when people dim their bright lights on the interstate. Call me crazy but I love my ‘96 Pontiac Sunfire that I’ve owned since High School. In that scenario, I love my baseball card collection.
If tonight, my wife came to me and said, “Load up the cards, they’re going out to the street on trash day” I can guarantee you that I would do some kicking and screaming. I would rant, rave, and might even throw something. But, I would look like Eeyore, heading to the street next Monday morning. I love my wife. I guess in that scenario, I only “Like” my collection.
But, there is one card that would not make the cut. There is one card that my wife would under no circumstances ever make me throw away. She couldn’t make me sell it because it’s utterly worthless. My wife knows that I will pass this card on to my son when he’s old enough to appreciate the story behind it.
Cliffhanger time: I’m going to post a much better blog about the card itself to celebrate my 1,000th hit. So, if you’re curious, please tell your friends about the site. Just kidding. I’m not that hard up for traffic to the site. In all seriousness, I want to devote a separate post to the card. 1,000 hits or not, I only get one shot at wording that post the right way and I don’t want to screw it up. Trust me, I’m not going to tie something that important to me to a gimmick.
Rather, in this post I want to know, “What card has that effect on you?” If you were forced, or even if you chose to leave the hobby right now, what one card will you never part with?
My card is so obscure that if someone could guess what it is, I would give them every card I own of their favorite player….
Unless if their favorite player happens to be the subject of this post. In that case there’s at least one card I can’t give them…