Updated: Jun 25
***Taps Mic***, summons his inner love for The Simpsons..........Hello, I’m Eric Norton. You may remember me from such hobby related posts as “Connor McJesus: A Hockey Savoir for Us All” and “Redemptions Aren’t So Bad.”
I have always wanted to do that. Seriously though, many of you may know me from my time at Beckett Collectibles as the hockey analyst or even more so as the host of the Beckett Radio, Beckett Live Presents, and my favorite The Fat Packs. While I still call Beckett home, I am grateful for the opportunity to stretch my creative legs here with the Hobby News Daily crew.
Just like most hobbyists, my love for collecting started when I was young. What that has evolved into is nearly a decade of knowledge of the corporate side of the industry. Do not get me wrong. I still love ripping into junk wax when I can. In fact, I do not believe I have ever met a box of 1987 Topps I did not love. However, as I have made a career in the industry, my love and appreciation for all collectibles has evolved as well.
I will take comic books, Funko Pops, and other pop culture collectibles just as quickly as a box of Prizm. Well, assuming I could afford the box Prizm. Recently I have been exploring the world of Pokémon with my six-year-old. No, I do not fully understand what I am looking for, but my son is happy, and that is all that matters.
We look for reasons to find joy in our hobbies. For me, that joy comes from seeing him light up when we pull a Charizard. Whatever brings you joy on your hobby journey, I hope you exploit it. Use it to capture the euphoria of your first big pull over and over again. Do all that you can to make this hobby that we all call ours as special for the next guy up as you can.
I hope that you find a little bit of that joy in the articles posted here on Hobby News Daily. As I mentioned above. I am grateful for this opportunity. We have a group of talented writers and contributors on the roster, each with unique perspectives.
So, here to you my hobby friends and family. Welcome to the show. Now, let's get started.