We know that bond prices, like anything else with a price, can be tracked on a point and figure chart. We can also monitor the relative strength of bonds, just like we do with stocks. Also, when bonds in general gave a relative strength sell signal over two years ago, we knew that this group would likely perform poorly, when compared with the rest of the overall market.
The game itself was great but I also thought it was cool that my box of Cracker Jacks came with a baseball card inside. Nevermind that I hadn’t hear of the player before, I was very much into collecting baseball card folder at the time and the thought of having a card you could only find in a Cracker Jack box intrigued me. Then, it happened. Late in the game a foul ball went into the first-base dugout, and one of the players tossed it up over the dugout. A mad scramble ensued for the ball but like a magnet my hand went straight to the ball. Amid a few disappointing sighs from other kids around me I held the ball in triumph as my dad said, “We can try to get a few autographs after the game.” I wanted nothing more.
I would save my change up till I had enough for a pack and could not wait till I got home to open it. I would open it right there in the parking lot. Shove the extremely hard slime green gum stick in my mouth and start chomping on it, while I skimmed through the cards. I knew which ones I had, needed and which ones would make grandma say, “Ewww, that’s discussing”. You know I think that made them even cooler.
My point is this. I had fun with those thin colored pieces of cardboard. I traded my doubles with friends. Placed the stickers you sometimes got, all over my room. And I will tell you what they were far cheaper then all the stuff kids want now. Bring back the trading cards. I mean you can still buy them but are a little hard to find. I bet you get some weird looks when you start handing them out. My kids and I collect WWE cards. We have fun and try to get as many autographed as possible. Bring them back and bring back a simpler more wallet eased gift. Get collecting!
When I was a young boy collecting buying baseball cards Holiday, it never occurred to me that if I had enough money I could buy a whole box. My friends were the same way, we would spend whatever money we could get on a few packs and maybe some candy. But today I enjoy buying unopened boxes of cards over individual packs.
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I can see why some people are so zealous about baseball memorabilia. Their baseball fantasy made a lot more sense to me after I sold this Harry Wright piece.