I was trying to come up with something special to write about for this post, as it is kind of a milestone for me. If I am counting correctly, this is the 1,000th post on The Raz Card Blog. I started this blog way back in July 2013, or nearly 3-1/2 years ago. Luckily, the mailbox had something pretty interesting in it today, so I've got something unique for my 1,000th post.
Lately I've been in the throes of my holiday funk. I'm not the only one, apparently, who goes through an annual crisis. Mine usually seems to come on in early November, as my birthday and Thanksgiving approach to kick off the holiday season. It's not a melancholy feeling specifically about hobbies, as the funk extends to every part of my life. Hobbies are a big part of my life, though, so they are affected by it. I am trying to counteract the doldrums by looking at the progress I've made during the last year and making some solid goals and plans for the next year. Most of it is real-life stuff, but I am also considering my hobbies and the areas where I want to expand or contract.
A couple of days ago I saw a Tweet from Mick Foley announcing that there was only an hour left to get an autographed Mr. Socko from Pro Wrestling Tees, with the proceeds going to veteran's charities. Now, Mick Foley's Mankind/Dude Love/Cactus Jack personas were popular right during the only time in my life when I watched wrestling regularly, and he was one of my favorites. This was kind of an impulse buy, but I was pretty excited to get a Mr. Socko of my own. I don't know that I'll giving anyone the Mandible Claw with it, though. The Mr. Socko face appears to be screen-printed onto the sock, and below that is the autograph. I don't know that a sock is the best surface for an autograph, but the signature is there.
I watched a lot of wrestling from this era, but then I went off to the military and missionary work and drifted away from it. I've never made it all the way back to the WWE, but I try to keep up a little bit with the major storylines and who is big at the moment.
The sock came with a certificate of authenticity, also autographed by Mick Foley, so I guess I got two autographs for the price of one. This is a pretty cool collectible that takes me right back to a memorable time in my life. I'm glad I saw that Tweet in time to grab an 'official' Mr. Socko.