An American Hobby

Collecting baseball cards is a uniquely American hobby.  As a kid growing up in the 1950’s I had shoeboxes full of them.  All of my friends did, too.  We had so many cards that, when we got older and our interests shifted to teenage pursuits, our moms decided to clean house. Literally.  Out went the cards which they considered to be nothing more than junk.  Today we wax nostalgic over those cardboard canvasses of our heroes that we treated so casually.  That’s also why, in good condition, they are worth small fortunes.

The Lefty with the Most Wins

Read Lee’s post on the Warren Spahn card at

The Greatest Right Fielder

Read Lee’s post on the Roberto Clemente card at

The Killer

Read Lee’s post on the Killebrew card at

The Nap Lajoie Card

Read Lee’s post on the Nap Lajoie Card at

The Eddie Mathews Card

Read Lee’s post on the Eddie Mathews card at

The Kid Nichols Card

Read Lee’s post on the “Kid Nichols” card at

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Title

Read Lee’s post at Teacher Mentor Texts.




An American Hobby: Baseball Memorabilia – ‘Mel Ott’ Card From 1935

Read Lee’s post on “the Mel Ott card” at

Baseball Memorabilia – Mickey Mantle: “The Mick” Card

Read Lee’s post on “The Mick Card” at