Speaking of baseball cards, how many of you out there who are my generation or older, have heard the stories of the card collections tossed out in the garbage containing a Ty Cobb or rookie card of then unknown Richie "Whitey" Ashburn? My dad had one of those! He gave up collecting until my mom was teaching elementary school and she confiscated some baseball cards from a student and brought them home to Daddy. That started his collecting Phase II! Much to her chagrin, a consuming passion was reignited and happily kept Daddy occupied for hours a week, all year 'round!
This is one ritual we always kept an eye out for on TV. Now on DVD and in our collection at home, we pop it in right before the first Phillies televised home game!