A perfect baseball card mother

Just thinking of Mom today, on what would have been her 87th birthday. She was the perfect mom for a young card collector. I remember those summer afternoons when she would drive us around town, visiting corner party stores and looking for packs of cards from any series other than the one that was available close by. It was thrilling to find some out of the way place that had series that we had missed. A couple times we even found packs that were one or two years old. Mom was a big supporter of my card collecting even when I was old enough to have grown out of it. Thank you, Mom, and God Bless. Say hi to dad for me. 20150421_220841S/W Ver: 96.B0.0AR

5 thoughts

  1. Sorry for your loss, Charles. For my collecting habits, my dad was the man, driving me to the 7-11 or the local drug store where I would buy cards and comics. I lost him in 2009, but I spent the last few years before he went interviewing him about his life. He really didn’t remember how often he took me out or worry about it – I’m really sure it was weekly, as I had comics to keep up on. Good parents are a wonderful thing.


  2. Charles, I know how large such a loss can be. In the last eight months, I’ve lost both parents and an aunt. There is no question she’s inspired you to greatness. Your loss is great, but your greatest tribute to her would be to find happiness in your endeavors. Sincerely, your friend, Tim Symington P.S. If there’s anything I can do, I’m around.


  3. A very sweet tribute to a woman who raised an extraordinary son. I can only imagine how proud she and your dad must have been.


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