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sthoemke 10-21-2013 07:09 PM

Topeka resident amasses large baseball card collection
 
I guess this is news in Kansas, but it's still kind of cool to read about someone's collection.

[url=http://cjonline.com/life/connected/2013-10-19/topeka-resident-amasses-large-baseball-card-collection]Topeka resident amasses large baseball card collection | CJOnline.com[/url]

AwesomeJuice 10-21-2013 07:12 PM

Sounds like he's got a bunch of late 80s junk to me

jmm72271 10-21-2013 07:14 PM

28,000 cards that's it. 86 fleer??????

Are you kidding me what a joke

ninjacookies 10-21-2013 07:14 PM

“I have a whole set of the 1986 World Series made by Fleer,” he said.

Man. Doesn't take much to get your name out there in Kansas, huh.

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WSCards5 10-21-2013 07:20 PM

Im from Kansas and I have never even heard of the guy and have no idea why there would even be an article about him. Sounds like he owns a lot of junk to me

DaveTaplin 10-21-2013 07:21 PM

Take a good look at the picture with him in it. See if you still want to trash this story after looking closely.

Prospectorsadvantage 10-21-2013 07:22 PM

I'd assume some case breakers of Draft have more cards then him. I opened a 06 case recently and have like 1500 base cards just lying in a box that I am too lazy to take to the dumpster.

ninjacookies 10-21-2013 07:22 PM

[QUOTE=DaveTaplin;5924272]Take a good look at the picture with him in it. See if you still want to trash this story after looking closely.[/QUOTE]

Are you implying he's a 40 year old cellar dwelling virgin who warrants empathy?

If so, you're probably right.

DaveTaplin 10-21-2013 07:23 PM

[QUOTE=ninjacookies;5924286]Are you implying he's a 40 year old cellar dwelling virgin who warrants empathy?

If so, you're probably right.[/QUOTE]

Not really what I was thinking.

ninjacookies 10-21-2013 07:24 PM

[QUOTE=DaveTaplin;5924296]Not really what I was thinking.[/QUOTE]

He does have pretty eyes, I guess.

ChaseYourCards 10-21-2013 07:25 PM

If he came on here he'd be pretty blown away then. Lol!

Doesn't take much to be big in Kansas

AwesomeJuice 10-21-2013 07:27 PM

Must of been a long time since he played little league....

marl1220 10-21-2013 07:30 PM

[QUOTE=ninjacookies;5924286]Are you implying he's a 40 year old cellar dwelling virgin who warrants empathy?

If so, you're probably right.[/QUOTE]

Being a special education teacher I think I have an idea where he is going. The gentleman has a particular look to his features, plus, the surroundings look similar to that of a group home. Also, look at the other people in the picture.

petesahuttt 10-21-2013 07:30 PM

At least it seems like he knows how to store his stuff for safekeeping :)

DaveTaplin 10-21-2013 07:36 PM

[QUOTE=marl1220;5924348]Being a special education teacher I think I have an idea where he is going. The gentleman has a particular look to his features, plus, the surroundings look similar to that of a group home. Also, look at the other people in the picture.[/QUOTE]

I emailed the author to see if there is more to the story. If this is something a little more special then I think it would be nice to try to do something for Mr. Barrett.

Not sure if the author would admit anything though.

mainerunr 10-21-2013 08:07 PM

[QUOTE=DaveTaplin;5924399]I emailed the author to see if there is more to the story. If this is something a little more special then I think it would be nice to try to do something for Mr. Barrett.

Not sure if the author would admit anything though.[/QUOTE]

Let us know if you find out anything...

ninjacookies 10-21-2013 08:09 PM

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*

StlScott 10-21-2013 08:24 PM

[QUOTE=marl1220;5924348]Being a special education teacher I think I have an idea where he is going. The gentleman has a particular look to his features, plus, the surroundings look similar to that of a group home. Also, look at the other people in the picture.[/QUOTE]

You could very well be right. I bet they mean the world to him...

free2131 10-21-2013 08:25 PM

One man's trash is another man's treasure. I'm glad he gets a lot of enjoyment out of his collection.

fakeelvis 10-21-2013 08:28 PM

huh. im in topeka, ill try to get some more info.

89transam 10-21-2013 08:31 PM

the most amazing thing about this story is that it wasn't posted on the onion.

sthoemke 10-21-2013 08:32 PM

Wow. You guys are harsh.

The author don't say anything about his being collection being extraordinary, or valuable, or having super rare cards. It's just a simple article about a guy who has enjoyed collecting baseball cards all his life.

C&M Sports Memorabil 10-21-2013 08:34 PM

Good for him but I've got 50,000 cards in my garage...

dhcollecting 10-21-2013 08:36 PM

I am so confused, does the writer just not have an idea of what a large collection is...I have like 40,000 cards myself and few of the them are junk era cards.

gradedeflator 10-21-2013 08:40 PM

^That would be great. I bust boxes from time to time and often have many base singles left over that I'm not sure what to do with. If it can find a nice home with someone like Mr. Barret I'd be happy to donate.


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