My Arkansas, Then And Now

My Arkansas, Then And Now

Sunday, November 1, 2009

World Series Memories

The Baseball World Series in the United States is underway. This year’s event is between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. I was pleased and surprised to see Yankee great, Yogi Berra, on the field for the opening ceremonies. Like thousands of other boys I collected baseball cards. Back in the late 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s, I could buy a pack of bubble gum with five baseball cards in them for something like a nickel. It was like Christmas every time, opening the opaque sealed wrappers to get to the gum and the cards, never knowing which players you might get. I can still smell the gum from those packs and still have several hundred of the cards collected from them. Here’s one of my many baseball cards.

1 comment:

  1. That card I remember well. When I see an old baseball card it always reminds me of when cousin Kenny's mother, our Aunt Mary Alice, destroyed his collection of hundreds of cards, some dating back to the twenties and thirties, given to him by Uncle Bill. A veritible fortune in rare collectibles, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Lou Gehrig, etc. It was just clutter to her.