Sports card shop owners dream of someone walking in with a great card collection but sometimes all it takes is one single item.
Owner Lou Brown of Legends Sports & Games in Grand Rapids, Michigan has one such item in his shop after a local man stopped in.
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Joe DeLessio’s father lived his entire life in New York but you wouldn’t find many bigger Baltimore Orioles fans anywhere in the world. Brooks Robinson was his favorite player.
A little less than a year ago, the man who let his collection slowly take over much of his house, passed away. Joe, a writer, inherited the collection but it’s staying put for now as he discovers–and rediscovers–items his father acquired.
“My father didn’t collect things because he thought they were valuable, and he didn’t sell things for any reason; he just collected stuff he liked, because he liked having it around.”
Joe is also cataloging it–thousands of items in all–just so he can answer the question his father used to pose: how much stuff do I have?
It’s a great story you can read on Deadspin.com.