Don’t Knock My Hobbies


Kottke linked to this wonderful short film on the Dugout, a baseball card shop on Court Street, just a couple of blocks from my home in Carroll Gardens. The owner, Joe Rock, is a real NY character, and the video captures his antic volubility. I try to buy a couple of packs there every year, but of the $2 Topps variety. That’s my speed. For more on baseball cards, you might be interested in this piece I wrote on the greatest collector of them all, Jefferson R. Burdick.

3 comments… add one

  • No Yankee gamer, thank god…
    Just have to say it somewhere…we suck balls. This team is the fucking worst. No heart, no soul, just a bunch of overpaid mercenaries. Pathetic.

    krueg May 12, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • So if a Mantle or Clemente card isn’t worth more than $5-$10 some forty years later, what’s the argument for buying today’s cards in hopes of them being valuable down the road?
    I loved my baseball cards as a kid, but that’s because they were a key source of baseball statistics in the pre-internet era. As an investment, I don’t see it, given that practically every player now signs every inanimate object in sight (and some animate ones, too).

    Hudson May 13, 2009, 12:27 pm
  • My older brother always screwed me on baseball cards…I would trade him anyone for a Yankee. Bastard. I could be a millionaire now!!! :)

    krueg May 13, 2009, 12:37 pm

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