Two extraordinarily popular players entering Cooperstown in the same year? Sports memorabilia shops in Cooperstown are licking their chops.
George Brett, Nolan Ryan and Robin Yount were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the summer of 1999. That weekend brought over 55,000 visitors to the little upstate New York burg of Cooperstown.
It brings big bucks to the community including the myriad of shops that sell baseball memorabilia. With baseball again on the upswing, the class of 2007 could mean another very busy weekend in late July.