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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some Nice Reading From 1973 - And a Huge Disappointment

I was reading about a 1973 National Card Show held in Chicago.  I was enjoying the story until it mentioned that the show was held at a hotel in Burbank, IL.  Why did that ruin the rest of the story for me?

I was really into baseball cards already by 1973 and I would have loved to go to an event like this.  I also rode my bike everywhere in those days.  Why did that matter?  Well, I lived less than two blocks from Burbank, IL and since it's not a big place, this hotel had to be within three miles of my house.  Without looking up the hotel, I am most certain that it was within two miles of my house.

I'm still disappointed that I didn't know more about this.  Unfortunately, the older kids in the neighborhood didn't start reading Sports Collectors Digest until about 1974 or 1975.

Here is a part Gar Miller's 1973 book about baseball cards that I read about on a forum.

It might take a while to stop thinking about what I missed, especially the next time I'm in the old neighborhood.

1 comment:

  1. I love looking at old baseball magazines for this exact reason. Complete Kellogg's sets for under $5? Awesome!