Posted by: Namar | July 12, 2011

Symbols of Time, Affection, Affinity

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Something about symbols fascinates us. They can often take on more meaning, more value than the things they represent.

Take baseball cards. I liked a lot of the cards I owned much more than man of the players themselves. maybe because they were mine; I owned them.

The Grandpa in Ohio probably didn’t love the cards he tucked away. The thought is he got them as a promotion and tied them with string (you don’t throw anything out) and stuck them in the attic where they stayed for two generation, –more than a century. When they were discovered by family cleaning out the attic a few weeks ago, it had become a treasure chest.

Sports card experts say we may never again a find of this quality and that every future find will be compared to this. Sixteen Ty Cobbs, and at least one Honus Wagner (the holy grail of all baseball cards).

They will sell them. And they will get a good price, because people want them.

Field of Dreams reminded us: “This game is part of our past…It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again.”

Cards are symbols, and so are our leaders. Mick Daze has a great idea to combine to two with the artistic effort pictured here.

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
Jim Morrison

1910 Baseball cards article.

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