For many people not addicted to the game, loving baseball may be something short of insanity. For them there is no fun in watching grownup men chase a small ball, thrown or whacked by another grown-up man who obviously wanted the ball to go beyond the reach of others. But for baseball aficionados, it is the greatest game in the world, even immortalized in small pieces of cardboard called baseball cards. Most treasured are Topps baseball cards, those simple memorabilia of the great men of baseball, complete with the batting statistics, names, signatures and other data so dear to the hearts of baseball fans.
On Cubs radio, when a Cub delivers in the clutch, color man Santo will exclaim YES! or ALL RIGHT! Misplays get a “oh man . . . oh gees . . . oh NO . . . ” So his HOF disappointment is understandable, and he can be forgiven. It still comes off as campaigning. That might work against him. But he’s partially right. Why have a committee to vote players in that never votes anyone in? It’s also not the modern guys’ fault that Rabbit Maranville, a lifetime .258 hitter, got in over fifty years ago.
Or if sports are your hobby, you can monetize it on or off the Net. You might want to give golf lessons or write a short eBook about shaving 6 points off of your short game. Or maybe you can vintage hockey cards on eBay and build a profitable business that way.
Clip art collections Clip art Vintage baseball cards is basically line art or simple drawings. As with the stock photograph collections above, clip art collections are very popular and can be delivered in a variety of ways.
The contract up for auction is from Mathewson’s rookie-year, the 1900 season. Barry Halper was the first to possess the document outside Mathewson’s family. He received it from Mathewson’s late son’s wife. Halper, who died in 2005, was a renowned collector of baseball historical memorabilia and used to be a minority owner of the New York Yankees. Accompanying the document is a letter from Halper describing how he acquired possession of the contract.
Join other park visitors at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, to field a pick-up team for a game of vintage buing baseball cards Land O Lakes versus the Hartwick Pines Swampers. It’s a fun, friendly game of baseball as it was played in the 1860s with no gloves and some rather different rules. The game will take place in the ball field near the park’s picnic area.
On the other hand, kids seem to have lost some of the ability, as a consequence, to challenge their own imaginations to come up with things to do. Many children have come to expect, based on the attitudes, fears and expectations of the adults, that it is indeed the responsibility of the adults to provide them with options to their own self-proclaimed boredom.
Again always visit the basement or the attic; those are where treasures are kept unknowingly. If you have grandparents do not be in a hurry to throw away or give away their stuff when they pass. It could be difficult, but make out the time to go through and sort things out. I know a guy that dumps his coins into a jar, one day he started sorting through them and found a penny from way back, he only kept it because there was nothing to lose. He later had it appraised and sold it for $1000.