1. Thursday, August 6, 2020

    im working. im always working. but i have a hobby. 

    this pandemic has really got me into baseball cards in a big way.

    not super expensive ones that id be sad if they got damaged or stolen or lost. but just cards in general.

    after a long day of this and that it’s nice to just relax, alphabetize, sort, and organize.

    putting order to things in a quiet way is calming.

    and in turn to learn a little about baseball history is good for the soul.

    oh Orel Hershiser spent some time with the SF Giants? Willie Randolph was a Brewer?

    i buy these three ring binders from the Dollar General and get 9 pocket card protectors and at first i was organizing them one way, but now i have buying huge lots off ebay for pennies and im evolving into every team gets their own binder.

    is it a time-suck? yes. but so is reading a book and i dont see any of you dissing that charming hobby.

    last week i bought this Medium Sized USPS box of cards spanning the last two decades. the ebay listing just had a picture of the box. including shipping it is $20. 2,700 cards.

    could it be a waste of money? odds are low.

    heres how i justify it.

    back when i lived in Westwood, on Sundays the truest would say lets go to Dolores’ for breakfast.

    they had muffins the size of your head and the interior was vintage. too good to last. and alas it didnt.

    you couldn’t get out of there for less than $20.

    and yet these cards will be in my binders forever.

    mitt romney’s dream come true.