By John Bloom
Provides a learn of baseball card accumulating within the higher Midwest from the past due Nineteen Eighties into the Nineteen Nineties.
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That's part of the age difference. You find that all out when you're a parent. There are times when you don't want that little rug rat bugging you. But you have the responsibility to the child. 33 Venues of Exchange and Adult Collecting Well, as an entrepreneur, on the other side of that table, the fact that you set up your wares, your product on that table, you really should try your best to be decent to the person on the other side. Because after all, they are the ones that are more or less making it worth your while to be there....
The emotions are running wild, and for the few youngsters that aren't emotional that seem to be quite reserved, you know that their stomachs are kind of churning because their eyes are getting kind of big, because they can see all this and they have to make decisions. " or, "Would you like to look at my cards? " And I think that's where the idea of being an adult, father figure, whatever you want to call it, [is important]. You have to be patient with the younger people. Kevin eloquently and sympathetically described the tension between men and boys at shows.
Baseball card collecting had become so popular nationally that card prices had inflated to record levels. In 1985, in a development symptomatic of these changes, a popular local newspaper and magazine store chain began to sell vintage baseball cards. The concerns and conflicts that developed because of such growth disrupted the MCC in a controversy involving the club's new president, a lawyer named Dave, who not only brought a new vision of what the organization should be, but was also the club's only African American member.