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Is this a sad story or not?

Posted on 2006.01.19 at 23:09
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: The Heptones - Sufferer's Time
Here is a link to a recent story about a man near Boston who died; in his house was found his extensive collection of baseball cards, several hundred boxes, including some very rare ones; their estimated worth is at least $1 million.
So is this a sad story? Did he know what they were worth, and could he have made his life a little easier or more enjoyable with the money? Is it a happy story, that he apparently had this interest and love of baseball cards, and that unbeknownst to anyone around him, he had one of the best collections anywhere? Is it something else? What do people think?

Comments:


metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2006-01-20 04:17 (UTC) (Link)
Well, as someone with 70 metal clarinets, I will defer to Dave Berry, who said that there is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness.
devils_mouth at 2006-01-20 11:11 (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing he knew. My dad has a collection that's worth almost a 1/2 million and won't part with them for anything. It even states in his will that the recipiant of the card won't sell them for profit.
Jonathan
theservant at 2006-01-20 12:43 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! How do you feel about that?
devils_mouth at 2006-01-21 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
His collection, his perogative. I'm sure they're going to my brother.
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