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Old 10-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I have an unopened case of '88 donruss that I'd bet he'd have a field day busting. If you get contact info, it's his.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:45 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I think it would be even worse if the author wrote back and replied 'I don't know what the hell you're talking about...this is a normal guy I met at a Jayhawks game."

*that ackward silence*
Or "What!!! How dare you talk of the Village wise man that way"!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:49 PM   #78 (permalink)
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The author clearly did not present relevant information to the story if indeed this guy has 'special needs.' Otherwise, it really isn't a newsworthy story in any sense.

I don't get it...if the author tried to present the article as something truly inspiring, but left out any background information pertinent to that premise (other than him and his father collected cards together, which pretty much every collector in the universe has done), then that is some serious subpar journalism.

It's like creating an article about some guy running a 4.8 40, yet not including any picture or mentioning he has prosthetic legs.
This right here. IS IT NOT MORE INSULTING TO ASSUME THIS GUY IS DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED IN SOME WAY? Your apathy for the "poor peasent"?? If he meant us to be inspired by this, we should know why we should be inspired. I went by the context of the story, which was all we were given.

BTW I will gladly send a factory set or 2 his way...let me know!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #79 (permalink)
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He would probably be over the moon if someone sent him a couple of boxes of Ultra Pro 9 card binder sleeves ...
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Just received this email.

Hi,

My name is Steve Bowersox; I'm sort of the next contact for Richard Barrett regarding messages that have been sent to him. A family member, either mother or aunt, set up a PO Box for him. That information is:
Richard Barrett
P.O. Box 3
Tarkio, MO 64491

Richard has been excited, to say the least, that others' interest has been captured by the article. He's been taken by surprise.

Thank you for your interest and thinking of him.

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Old 11-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Just received this email.

Hi,

My name is Steve Bowersox; I'm sort of the next contact for Richard Barrett regarding messages that have been sent to him. A family member, either mother or aunt, set up a PO Box for him. That information is:
Richard Barrett
P.O. Box 3
Tarkio, MO 64491

Richard has been excited, to say the least, that others' interest has been captured by the article. He's been taken by surprise.

Thank you for your interest and thinking of him.

Steve Bowersox
Right on... Sending him a care package tomorrow. Did they say "no limit" cuz I'll load the guy up?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:42 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Just received this email.

Hi,

My name is Steve Bowersox; I'm sort of the next contact for Richard Barrett regarding messages that have been sent to him. A family member, either mother or aunt, set up a PO Box for him. That information is:
Richard Barrett
P.O. Box 3
Tarkio, MO 64491

Richard has been excited, to say the least, that others' interest has been captured by the article. He's been taken by surprise.

Thank you for your interest and thinking of him.

Steve Bowersox
Very cool. Next we will read "local man drowns in a sea of baseball cards"
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Very cool. Next we will read "local man drowns in a sea of baseball cards"
Let's try to make it 100,000 cards dlvd by Christmas
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #84 (permalink)
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They didn't say anything about a limit and I will be sending a package tomorrow.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I feel great for the guy and am not judging him at all.

But the title?... "amasses large baseball card collection"... c'mon now.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Be careful not to turn his managable hobby of 30K cards into an unmanagable flood of stuff he doesn't really need.

Remember, he's happy with his collection.
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Be careful not to turn his managable hobby of 30K cards into an unmanagable flood of stuff he doesn't really need.

Remember, he's happy with his collection.
To be honest, from what the article states as he likes to organize and reorganize, I think he's autistic. And autistic people have their one fixation they love and know more about than any (in this case; baseball cards). I think he'll go stimulation overboard and will probably drive the people in his care home crazy

I'm going to add a letter to suggest passing extras along so other kids can enjoy the hobby as much as he does. I think he'll love doing that too
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Just received this email.

Hi,

My name is Steve Bowersox; I'm sort of the next contact for Richard Barrett regarding messages that have been sent to him. A family member, either mother or aunt, set up a PO Box for him. That information is:
Richard Barrett
P.O. Box 3
Tarkio, MO 64491

Richard has been excited, to say the least, that others' interest has been captured by the article. He's been taken by surprise.

Thank you for your interest and thinking of him.

Steve Bowersox
Thanks for posting this info!!!

I will be sending him a random assortment of HOF'ers and random cards to supplement his collection.

Perhaps a future article will reflect the generosity and kindness of board members here.
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All I saw was a dude who was happy with the collection he has amassed since his youth. Good for him and I hope he continues to collect the way we all should....for fun, yo'.
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Just received this email.

Hi,

My name is Steve Bowersox; I'm sort of the next contact for Richard Barrett regarding messages that have been sent to him. A family member, either mother or aunt, set up a PO Box for him. That information is:
Richard Barrett
P.O. Box 3
Tarkio, MO 64491

Richard has been excited, to say the least, that others' interest has been captured by the article. He's been taken by surprise.

Thank you for your interest and thinking of him.

Steve Bowersox
Just put together two boxes of stuff for this kid... Lots of Royals and Mets; kid should freak
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