I have serious health issues, not terminal but to the point where my daily life is significantly worse than I should be at 44-years old. I require a collection of medication daily, some days the pain is so bad I need to use a cane just to walk a few feet and it is possible that in a decade I may not be able to walk. I do have good days and bad days but I have accepted my illnesses and come to terms with all that comes with them but in the past 18 months I have gone through a number of medical procedures, two surgeries, a divorce and in the past six months two moves. The bills do add up and the moves destroyed my savings cushion so part of my collection will need to be sacrificed.
The worst is that my Great White Whale, the 1933 Goudey Lou Gehrig, is part of that sacrifice along with Gehrig, Mantle and Thorpe jersey relic cards. I hoped this day would ever happen but it finally did.
This decision has not come easily and now that I have listed the cards I feel like I am in a funk and honestly part of me wants to just give in and stop collecting but another part of me wants to soldier on and points to the joy I have of collecting and interacting with the hobby community.