Good morning, and happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re waking up in your own home, a family member’s home, or someone else’s home, I hope you have lots to be thankful for.
Speaking of which: I’d like to give thanks to all the people who continue to make this website possible, including Ticker assistants Lloyd Alaban, Anthony Emerson, Alex Hider, and Jamie Rathjen; “Collector’s Corner” columnist Brinke Guthrie; membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner; weekend contributors Terry Duroncelet, Jr., Jim Vilk, Wade Heidt, Rex Henry, Dennis Bolt, Ethan Dimitroff, and James Hill; web developer John Ekdahl; proofreader Jerry Wolper; and, especially, deputy editor Phil Hecken, the world’s hardest-working bench coach.
Big thanks also to Zac Neubauer, who provided the vintage postcard image that I’ve been featuring on these Thanksgiving posts for more than a decade now.
Most of all, thanks to the Uni Watch comm-uni-ty, who’ve continued to make this a special place for all of us, and who’ve also provided a lot of support during a challenging time for me. I’m truly thankful for that.
If you’re traveling today, travel safe. If you’re working today, thanks for keeping the world spinning while the rest of us enjoy the holiday. As for me, I’ll be going out to Long Island to spend the day with my mom and my brother. Our family isn’t large, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. Stay well, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Peace. — Paul