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drc
03-08-2012, 12:15 PM
I volunteer once a week at a local playhouse. My boss is an older guy who doesn't collect but likes baseball and sits in the box office booth all day. Each week I bring one of my old auction catalogs for him to browse through in his office. A form of recycling, plus my form of throwing them away.

He doesn't know the memorabilia or cards, but, for example, knows what was Merkle's Boner.

novakjr
03-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Maybe offering up old auction catalogs and other assorted hobby publications, to doctor/dentist offices and such for their waiting rooms could be a good way to promote the hobby.

drc
03-08-2012, 12:27 PM
A remember a number of years ago a similar non-collecting sports fan friend was browsing through my old Halper Auction catalog and vocally marveling at the incredibly high prices. I said "Uh, those are the minimum bids."

iggyman
03-08-2012, 12:41 PM
David,

That is a great idea and before you know it, docs and dents will be making deals for T206 cards!!! Imagine walking into a doctors office and offering them a stack of T206's including a Chief Bender for a colonoscopy. "Come on doc, it's a fair trade, that Bender is a Sovereign back."

Lovely Day...


Maybe offering up old auction catalogs and other assorted hobby publications, to doctor/dentist offices and such for their waiting rooms could be a good way to promote the hobby.

frankbmd
03-08-2012, 12:54 PM
David,

That is a great idea and before you know it, docs and dents will be making deals for T206 cards!!! Imagine walking into a doctors office and offering them a stack of T206's including a Chief Bender for a colonoscopy. "Come on doc, it's a fair trade, that Bender is a Sovereign back."

Lovely Day...

Iggy, I used to perform colonoscopies. If you've never had one, you'll find out what a real "bender" is, when you have one. And your back is not sovereign as well

No one ever offered cards for services rendered, but I would have been open to the idea.

Please do not send me catalogs for my office. I'm no longer practicing.

docpatlv
03-08-2012, 02:06 PM
Iggy, I used to perform colonoscopies. If you've never had one, you'll find out what a real "bender" is, when you have one. And your back is not sovereign as well

No one ever offered cards for services rendered, but I would have been open to the idea.

Please do not send me catalogs for my office. I'm no longer practicing.

I am still in practice and would gladly trade cards for services rendered...although my wife might have something to say about that:mad:

I might have to let my female patients bring in shoes and purses for trade to keep the other half happy.