In following the questions asked by our friends over at DINGED CORNERS, I would like to dedicate thoughts to the coming year to ROBERTO CLEMENTE. His untimely death in 1973 came on New Year's eve while he was coming to the aid of his fellow man.
1-If I didn't collect baseball cards, I'd collect ANCIENT ARTIFACTS - I always loved history. (You want to talk about your 1 /1 collectables.) They tell us so much about ourselves - by what we collect. 2-My baseball heroes include one you probably wouldn't know from my blog or comments, and that person is THURMAN MUNSON. He was the first players of whom I collected all his cards.
3-Every New Years I resolve to SHARE my collection. If you cannot share your collection, having one is pretty useless. 4-If I could spend a day with one person from baseball history, it would be ROBERTO CLEMENTE. I think he was a universal man - one ahead of his time.
1-What is your favorite kind of dog? LABRADORS. I've had three in my life so far. They are strong and faithful companions. Plus they are great swimmers - they have webbed feet !
2-Who is your favorite baseball player? PETE ROSE / TY COBB - not neccessarily as a persons, but as a pure baseball players. All effort - all the time. 3-What is your favorite team? NEW YORK YANKEES / BOSTON RED SOX - its a long story. But, yeah, both.
4-What is your favorite baseball movie? THE NATURAL - based on the life of real Major Leaguer Eddie Waitkus.5-What is your favorite baseball book? THE CARD - a real eye opener for card collectors. It is about more than the T206 Honus Wagner. It's about us as collectors.
6-What is your favorite card? 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee JACQUES PLANTE - I know that's not a baseball cards, but these blogs are about sharing and learning. I got this card on my first trip to Toronto, Canada. It brings back good memories - which is what cards should do. It led to collecting other cards and traveling.