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How I Got (Back) Into Collecting

By Dwight Erickson aka Dwight

Let’s travel back to summer 1989. My two sons, age 12 and 14 at the time who were living with their mother a few hours away, had come to visit for a couple of weeks after school had let out for the year. The oldest had developed a fascination, or should I dub it an “obsession”, with finding either a) a Jerry Rice rookie card or b) the obscenity card version of the 1989 Fleer Billy Ripken. He already had the white box and black box versions, but his collection (as it were) would not be More >

Remembering Jim

By Brett Fields aka brettyboy

On a chilly Christmas Eve in the mid ‘90s I was nestled in front of the Christmas tree with my family. One person in the family is always chosen to wear the Santa hat and pass out the gifts to everyone else. That year my brother was Santa. He was a small seven year old compared to others his age and the Santa hat drooped over his eyes. He had to push it up every few presents so that he could see. After what seemed like forever he grabbed a package with my name on it. More >

The Card

By David Kim aka underdawg

What are the cards that are most coveted? A Michael Jordan Fleer Rookie (especially if it is graded 10 by Beckett)? A triple logoman of Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird? You see these cards and are left awestruck. But why? Is it because you collect them or is it because that it is just highly coveted? Personally I have no intentions to get a LeBron, Kobe, Magic, Larry Bird or even a Michael Jordan auto. My favorite card isn’t even an autographed card. It’s my favorite because of the way I got it, the More >

Just Glovely

By Kyle Medeiros aka LBJ23213

There is no greater feeling than coming home after a long day and finding an unexpected package waiting for you. This happened to me one day earlier this summer. Usually I am aware of what to expect in the mail whether it is an eBay purchase or trade made with a board member. But on this day I was in for a major surprise.

On this particular day a friend of mine picked me up in his beat-up truck and told me he had to go inquire about a job before we could make our way to More >

A Summer That Will Last a Lifetime

By Michael Diaz aka Met4life

My love for collecting as well as my passion for baseball started one summer at one of the greatest places a baseball fan can visit, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

As a young boy I was very accident prone, breaking at least one bone a year from the age of 5 to 15. Needless to say my parents never thought twice about putting me into sports because they felt I would just get even more hurt. Due to this fact I spent most of my youth playing video games and hanging out with friends. I More >

I Remember

By Carrie Freeman aka Miss Inertia

I can vividly remember sitting in my fathers lap watching Super Bowl XX. I had just turned six years old. I remember yelling every time the Bears would score. What little girl doesn’t like bears? I remember the sights and sounds of the halftime show and the celebration afterwards when the Bears were crowned World Champions. I remember my father explaining plays and positions in great detail even though I was at a loss for what most of it meant. I enjoyed hearing him talk football.

I remember being in church the following Sunday and everyone More >