What do you do with seven million cards if you’re not a collector?
If you’re Lowell Christensen, you sort them.
Then you give them away.
Christensen isn’t really an avid collector, but he hates to see things go to waste, so he takes in collections that no one wants, organizes them and stores them in his garage since his wife isn’t keen on having any in the house. If local collectors need a card or a set he’s built, they need only to ask.
Watch the story from KXAN-TV below.
Long-time hobbyist Dan Even passed away over the weekend.
A long-time Associated Press writer and editor, Even was a fixture at major hobby gatherings for many years, including the National Sports Collectors Convention where he’d held a booth since the show’s genesis in the early 1980s.
An expert and avid collector of baseball postcards, he wrote numerous columns for hobby publications and was kind and helpful to hobby friends, both old and new.
He also had a great sense of humor shared by family members. While we’re not sure if he wrote his own obituary, we can say that it’s one of the absolute best and funniest you’ll ever read.
Major League Baseball Players’ Weekend returns for the third year later this month.
Players will showcase their passions, backgrounds and interests by putting their own personal touches on what they wear and equipment they use during Players’ Weekend, much of which will be included in a fundraising auction later this summer.
Players have selected nicknames for themselves to be on the backs of their jerseys, and are given the chance to design, wear and use creatively colored and decorated equipment including bats, spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s equipment. A patch honoring Tyler Skaggs will also be available for players to wear on their uniforms, if they choose.
Game-worn, authenticated Players’ Weekend jerseys and batting helmets will be auctioned at MLB.com/auctions. All proceeds will be donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint effort established in July 2015 by MLB and the MLBPA with an initial commitment of $30 million focused on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.
Want a seat from Arrowhead Stadium?
You’ll have the chance to own a pair later this year. Watch KSHB’s story below: