Who were your childhood favorites (players)?
My childhood favorites were Marvin the Martian, Scooby-Doo, and The Banana Splits. As I have stated before on this blog, I really did not pay any attention to baseball until the 2009 World Series. Prior to that, I watched some NASCAR in the late 80s and early 90s. As my Banana Split reference alludes to (if you know who they are, you'll get it) late 80s-early 90s was NOT my childhood.
Do you collect their cards & memorabilia?
I do have several pieces of Martian memorabilia, including a very nice tattoo on my upper left arm.
If so, what's your favorite item (of your favorite childhood player) in your collection?
Now I do actually have a very favorite item, from my childhood, that is actually baseball related. Way back when, sometime before puberty struck. My mother made 1 small attempt to get me into the baseball "scene". She had heard of an appearance by a major league player at a small field in the Hampton Roads area and thought that it might be interesting for me to experience that phenomenon that was 1970s baseball. She packs us up in the V-Dub and off we go for the event, where I received a baseball, signed by none other than:
Yep, Jim "Catfish" Hunter. which was then promptly tossed in the toy-box and eventually relegated to the obscurity of memorabilia hell. IE. a box in the attic. Until sometime in early 2010, when, during one of my wife's GREAT summer purges, I found it and promptly cased it up and proudly added it to my then meager baseball collection.
So there you have it, my favorite piece of baseball memorabilia, from an awesome player, from my mis-spent youth!
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