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Baseball Card Generations: Mickey Mantle Edition

Baseball Card Generations is a series of fictional stories that chronicle Grandpa John and his grandchildren Howard and Victoria. John was a security guard for the Yankees in the 1960’s and shares his love of baseball with his grand kids through baseball cards.

We join Grandpa John along with his grandchildren Howard and Victoria in Land high Lakes for another edition of Baseball Card Generations.

It was a beautiful, sunny day at Land High Lakes.  The sun shined brightly in the sky and temperature was perfect to go outside and play some baseball.  In fact Howard and Victoria are doing just that.  Today is Opening Day for Howard and Victoria’s little league team and the kids were getting ready to head to the field. 

Mickey Mantle Topps 1952 baseball card (Courtesy of newsday.com)

Grandpa John walked in to see his grandchildren dressed, but with looks of doubt all over their faces. 

“What’s wrong with you kids?” asked Grandpa John.  “It’s opening day! You should be happy and excited for the start of a new season.”

Howard and Victoria both looked at the ground and then up at Grandpa John.  Then at the same… Continue reading

Baseball Card Generations: Honus Wagner Edition

Baseball Card Generations is a series of fictional stories that chronicle Grandpa John and his grandchildren Howard and Victoria. John was a security guard for the Yankees in the 1960’s and shares his love of baseball with his grand kids through baseball cards.

We join Grandpa John along with his grandchildren Howard and Victoria in Land high Lakes for another edition of Baseball Card Generations.

Howard and Victoria were looking out the window; watching the rain drops submerge their home’s wooden deck.  While the water burst outside, tears were bursting in the eyes of Howard and Victoria.  Grandpa John had planned to take the kids to the Yankee game that evening.  However the rain seemed to have other ideas.  Grandpa John saw the sadness on the kids’ faces and decided to cheer them up.

“Kids, how would you like to see my rarest baseball card?”

Honus Wagner T206 Baseball Card (Courtesy of foxnews.com)

 

Howard and Victoria suddenly looked up at the Grandfather.  They often heard Grandpa John talk about a rare card that very few people in the world had. 

“Are you showing us the card that only a few people have, Grandpa?”… Continue reading

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