>Did you love to collect baseball cards at one time only to
>give it up? Here I address other's concerns about the hobby
>and show why you should give it a second chance.
I love this article.
|Graded cards - Don't like graded cards? Then don't collect them! I estimate my collection at around 45,000 cards, of which about 25 are graded. I'm not morally opposed to them but they just don't interest me so I don't collect them. I've got a PSA 10 Fleer Flair Alex Rodriguez rookie card which is not nearly as memorable to me as my 1966 Johnny Stephenson card with a brown stain from a punk burn which makes it look like he crapped his pants.|
I have this exact Arod card, same PSA 10. It is stocked away in my safe, but I enjoy staring at my off-center, stained, pen-marked 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson, which is prominently displayed in my home office.
And, even if this Arod card is worth $10,000 20 years from now (yah, right), I will still prefer my 1948 PSA 3 Jackie Robinson Leaf rookie that looks a lot like your Stephenson.
My interest in the hobby has waned, mainly because of lack of time. I still love to peruse my 100,000+ card collection, though.
Maybe you and I are due for a baseball card trade?