Originally Posted by reds1869
Excellent article. I now make a large part of my living selling cards, but this type of article reminds me why I got into the hobby to begin with. You can never put a monetary value on the cross generational bond cards and memorabilia give us. I can't tell you how often a certain ball makes me think of my long-dead grandfather and how no offer in the world would ever convince me to sell it.
I agree. I thought the "fake-out" with the Babe Ruth ball was great, because it seemed for a second as if the article was going to be about finding some amazing and financially valuable piece of memorabilia. Then the author found something just as valuable in his connection to the owner through the cards of the obscure Mets players. Really reminds me of how sports connects people from all walks of life, and even connects people who never even talk to each other.