Lessons in Life I Learned from My Baseball Cards [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Patrick J. Caraher
eBook Category: Self Improvement
eBook Description: Remember when the most exciting moment of your childhood was opening a fresh pack of baseball cards? How you gazed lovingly at the pictures of your heroes, pored over their statistics, thrilled to their exploits and identified with their lives? We all know someone whose baseball card collection was the most significant touchstone of his childhood. Baseball card collector Patrick Caraher has turned his lifelong passion into a spiritual odyssey in Lessons in Life I Learned from Baseball Cards. Selecting some prize items from his collection, Caraher has reflected on their larger resonance and produced this little gem of a book, the sports equivalent of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. With deft cameos of stars whose admirable lives and careers characterized such virtues as fortitude, humility, determination, honesty, and decency, Caraher has breathed life into the statistics behind baseball's role models and produced a collection of miniature portraits that illuminates the national pastime as few other books have.
eBook Publisher: E-Reads, Published: e-reads, 2002
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2002
4 Reader Ratings:
Every Christmas I give one of my nephews a card from my baseball card collection. And every year, whether spoken out loud or just with his eyes, he asks the same question.
"What's it worth?"
The answer always comes as a struggle because when talking about the value of my baseball cards we speak two different languages. He wants to know the market price for the card and, while sensitive to the business aspect of baseball cards, that is not what I consider the gift to be.
There is no quick answer to this question and I have worked to come up with the best response. Now, let me tell you what these cards are worth...