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Grab a Bite; See Big Baseball Memorabilia Collection

His love affair with baseball began on a black and white TV.  A few decades later, Carlyle Mardian displays his passion for the game in living color.  His collection of baseball cards and memorabilia has been turned into a museum of sorts, right above the Palm Garden Restaurant in Aberdeen, S.D.

That’s Mardian’s hometown and he’s proud to have his 30-year accumulation on display.  It’s open pretty much whenever the restaurant is.

Mardian has dozens of autographed jerseys, photos and other striking display pieces lined up.

He’s got a special fondness for the game’s sluggers.

The Aberdeen News profiles the long-time collector.

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