The main thing I remember about Minnie Minoso coming back to play in 1976 & 1980 was the enthusiasism he brought to the players and fans. That is what I am hoping this blogging will do is bring back the enthusiasim to the hobby!
During the late 1980's & early 1990's there were a lot of collectors, many of these people were into it more as a lottery then they were for the fun of collecting. I had a lot of concerns when I seen people paying $4-5 for a Greg Jefferies Rookie Card. I was taught by my mentor, (I will call him Larry) that it was always more important to try and collect a player that could possibly be in the "Hall of Fame" someday, rather than a "Hot" rookie. My fears came true, many people started leaving the hobby and the bottom fell out of collecting. However, there were a lot of collectors out there that really enjoyed the hobby of collecting cards. I see blogging helping to stir the interest in bringing "Old Collectors" back to the hobby. When I post my bloggs I try to explain what collecting used to be like. (Not that I actually want it to be that again.) I am sharing my in-sight on how I see the hobby has changed in the last 35 years. Even though the hobby is changing we must mantain high enthusiasim levels to keep it going! I hope bloggs can bring the enthusisaism that Minnie did, I know it has for me!