If the baseball season is here that must mean it’s time for another mainstream media outlet to offer last rites to the hobby. This one might be only one funeral dirge away from sending even the most upbeat person into a deep, dark depression.
The newspaper stopped by the Washington Nationals’ spring training base where it talked with a baseball card photographer (spoiler=some players refuse to smile), then offered a 45-second history lesson on the overproduction era (the obligatory “rise and fall of baseball cards” angle), and closes with super sad video of a Florida sports card shop owner literally moving out of his store (and apparently having to leave it squeaky clean).
As part of a large media conglomeration, the story has made its way onto numerous other TV station websites across the country over the last 24 hours.
The video is slickly produced but sort of sings the same tune as the hundreds of other stories that have been tossed out to the general audience over the last several years. It doesn’t touch on the strong vintage card market at all. It’s also incorrect about there being no shops left in the Orlando area.
In any case, you can watch it below (if the video isn’t visible on your device, click here).
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