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Rediscovering the Shoebox

Topps 1954 Ted WilliamsHis story is like many who grew up in the 1950s.  The penny and nickel packs.  The corner store.  The gum.  Looking for a favorite team or player.

Many of those cards never made it past the ’60s.  Mom threw them out.  They were given away.  Those that survived weren’t exactly ‘mint’.

Some guys always knew where their cards were, though.

There were too many memories attached to those shoeboxes.

Some eventually replaced their old beaters or put them in plastic sleeves, but still kept them stored the simple way, ready for the dust to be blown away and the great memories to come back.

Carolyn Hall-Jensen put together a well-produced piece at one home of a die-hard collector:

Attic Treasures from carolyn hall jensen on Vimeo.

About Rich Mueller

Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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