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.