Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MINT CONDITION: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Recently, Marash Girl acquired a copy (in mint condition) of MINT CONDITION: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson (NY, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2010).  Rather than listing the book for sale at OldCornerBooks.com, Marash Girl emailed her son, a longtime lover of baseball and baseball cards, to ask him if he would like to read the book. 

His answer: "Perhaps. I lived How baseball cards became an American obsession!"

So true!  He still has his baseball cards neatly organized in an antique oak chest, the chest originally meant for the cataloguing of library books, the chest unopened for years, in his room, the walls of the room still papered with baseball and basketball greats.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness, what an obsession those baseball cards were. Unfortunately, I arrived at the party right around the time that many others did. Most of what I bought 20-25 years ago probably is not worth much these days.