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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Sep 26, 2022

I love baseball cards, but I hate the commercialization of them. It sucks the joy out of collecting and replaces it with avarice. It makes me sad (not that I'm opposed to avarice in principle, but we already have speculation in securities, real estate, commodities, etc., to cover the investment world -- it's just a terrible shame that another simple pleasure of childhood has been commandeered by adult financiers).

Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Sep 27, 2022
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Once baseball cards became valuable, the proliferation of sets, special sets, random sets, and such took a lot of the fun out of it for me.

Also the fact that cards had to be "Gem Mint." I'd rather just have the card, one I can touch, than to have one that is put in plastic and kept pristine.

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