Stories written about baseball cards by kids who grew up in the late 1980s or early 90s usually revolve around two themes: 1) It’s really sad my cards aren’t worth anything anymore. The hobby is surely dying or 2) I remember how much fun I had collecting and I want to pick up where I left off.
Grant Bisbee, the lead writer for the McCovey Chronicles who also does some national media work, took the number 2 approach—but it’s not really that simple.
What he knows now about baseball history has rekindled the old collecting flame, which to him is no longer about the ups and downs of rookie card prices. It’s one of the best, most entertaining first person stories about collecting you’ll read this year. Check it out here.