As I dashed into Target last week to pick up a few food items that needed restocking, I swung by the display for the trading cards on my way to the checkout line. If there’s not going to be a baseball season, I reasoned, I need some baseball cards by which to remember it. I […]Read More Baseball Cards, the Astros, and other Garbage Pail Kids
The New York Times has a fine story today on the man considered the father of baseball card collecting, Jefferson R. Burdick. I’d never heard of Burdick, and I certainly didn’t know that he donated his card collection and other materials to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I’ll have to check […]Read More New York Times profiles the ‘father of baseball card collecting’
On this, the 78th birthday of Rocky Colavito, permit me to reminisce on one of the great events of my childhood. Like most kids in Cleveland in the late 50s and 1960s, I idolized Rocky Colavito, my favorite Indians player. I was only 3 when Frank Lane traded him to the Tigers for Harvey Kuenn at […]Read More Great moments in childhood: My 1966 Rocky Colavito baseball card
Late in tonight’s ballgame between the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays, slugging Carlos Pena came up with two men on and a chance to break a scoreless tie and give the Rays the victory. I was listening to the game on the car radio on my way home from work, and I faced […]Read More Can a fantasy sports team wreck your love of baseball?