The Legend of Jay Baller and Monty Fariss

May 5, 2010 by  

Like many eight year old boys born in the mid-80s, I had a passion for three things: Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, and collecting baseball cards. Everything else was just details.

Collecting baseball cards were a cause/effect type of reward. I would receive them if I didn’t hit babysitter, Lisa Nelson, in the face with a Nerf gun, or I went a whole week without a teacher calling home. Both were improbable feats.

Baseball card collecting at that age was fun because there was no discernible difference in getting a Barry Larkin or Jose Vizcaino picture.

There were four criteria I used to determine the value of my baseball cards:

1. What team did he play for (Cubs, Reds, Rangers were cool in my book)?


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