I would also like to challenge you to help those who are Hobby Less Fortunate. What is that you may ask, it's for those who may not be able to afford the hobby, don't know what the hobby is or just sending a collector something because you appreciate them.
Here are ways you can help:
- Donate those base cards that are just collecting dust in your house to great organizations like Cards2Kids or Commons4Kids. You can also go to your local Children's Hospitals, local churches or just find places where you can hand some out. And remember it can be more than just base cards. Let's get more cards into peoples hands especially during the holidays. And more than likely we all have some cards just sitting around.
- Send another collector a surprise package consisting of their favorite players and teams. You can leave it anonymous if you happen to have their address on hand so it's a surprise or just contact them and tell them that you have a little something you wanted to give them.
- Pay It Forward. If someone does something nice for you, pass it on. That's a great way to spread cheer!
- And it's really important to remember our soldiers overseas. They are doing so much for us and the least we can do is a little something for them. There are a bunch of soldiers who collect overseas. Send them a nice care package of unopened packs or get involved with a card company such as Upper Deck (who does a lot of pack sending overseas) and work with them on it. Show them we are thinking of them!
Have a great holiday season, Merry Christmas and remember to help those less fortunate!