Baseball Card Movie

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No sooner do I post about the Internets Celebrities than Cas, their director, posts this great short documentary he made about sports card collectors.

When I was a kid, I was a huge baseball card nut. My favorite player was Mark Grace, and somewhere in my mom's basement is my collection of Mark Grace cards -- I think I got to three hundred before the number of sets each year really exploded in the mid 90s.

I'm still fixated on stuff -- I love thrift stores and garage sales and estate sales and ebay -- but I'm not a collector anymore. Being a collector has a special satisfaction, but it also never ends. I'm glad to have let it go.

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Holy shit, Jesse. This shop

Holy shit, Jesse. This shop is ten blocks from my house in Brooklyn, and I have chatted with this guy on several occasions. It's right next door to one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Great find!

--Zach Linder

Holy shit, Jesse. This shop

Holy shit, Jesse. This shop is ten blocks from my house in Brooklyn, and I have chatted with this guy on several occasions. It's right next door to one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Great find!

thinking

I was just thinking about this the other day. As a kid, we all freaked out when the new Beckett's Monthly came out. Everyone had a copy with them at all times.

I too was a Grace fan. I loved the Cubs back then. Leon Durham, Rick Sutcliffe, Ryn Sandberg, and of course The Hawk, Andre Dawson.

Thank you for posting this.

disappointed

Why Mark Grace? Because he was cute? I found him incredibly bland. I thought he had married conservative Republican Janine Turner (from Northern Exposure), but apparently they only dated for a long time. Still, that makes him suspect.

Anyway, though was born and raised in the North Suburbs of Chicago, i hated the Cubs by that point, so i'm biased. I did like Leon Durham, for some reason....i think cuz he looked cool and had a black bat.

Couldn't you have chosen a Matt Williams or Candy Maldonado or something? If you needed a Cub-link, how about Big Daddy Rick Reuschel? He was adorable.

-luvrhino

Mark Grace was the second Mr. Cub

What you call bland, Cubs fans call character. Your bias is also your blindness.
-- Hugo

Mark Grace haircut

You got that right. By all accounts, Mark Grace was a super great guy, always gracious with fans and kids, and he really loved the Cubs. Very solid hitter too. He wasn't that show-y, and yet I remember almost every boy in my 6th grade getting "Mark Grace"-style haircuts. (Buzzcut on the sides, hair on the top and back >> like a tiny mullet.) They asked for them by name.

While I appreciate Mark Grace, I was more of a Jody Davis fan. Even when I was pretty young, I could tell that he was quite the witty guy in interviews. Pretty solid catcher in his prime too.

- Dan