How Not to Get Started in Collecting Game Used Baseball Memorabilia
May 17, 2019
I’m 41 years old, and in a lifetime of going to baseball games I have never caught a home run or foul ball. I have never had a ball thrown to me from a player or coach. I did once buy a hotdog for a young woman who shags fouls at New Bedford Baysox games, and I did come across some BP home run balls walking in to a Camden Riversharks game. I don’t believe I’ve ever owned any game used baseball gear.
That’s not to say that I don’t ‘get’ game used collector culture. I’m constantly looking at line-up cards and nameplates and even game used baseballs. I just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. So I know what it’s about. I get the appeal of owning something that was used in a baseball game, or say in the club house. And there is a lane for everybody in collecting.
But shower shoes? Really? Who is going to spend money to buy flip-flops that bus leaguers wore in the shower?
Nope. Nevermind. On second thought, I don’t want to know.