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Overdue thoughts on Yogi Berra

  I was away last September, traveling around Northern California with my wife for our 10th anniversary, when just before bed one night, I got the alert that Yogi Berra had passed away. Being on vacation, I wasn’t going to take the time to write up my thoughts. I posted a photo to Instagram and

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Only Nolan

Three-and-a-half years ago, I posted the above photo with just three of the signatures collected. I’ve since gotten two more — the last 14 months ago — but hadn’t updated my progress. A few days ago, I got a comment with a very nice offer — Duffy Dyer’s daughter offered to help me add her

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Halfway point on a 1969 Mets photo

1969 Mets reunion 2.0 Nearly one year ago (Jan. 30, to be exact), I got the first autograph on this photo. This weekend, I added two more to reach the halfway point. First, on Saturday, I drove up to White Plains for a show to get Jerry Koosman’s signature. It was iffy, though — the

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Updating Topps’ father-son set

The first baseball cards I got as a kid were from the 1985 Topps set. Those block letters set at an angle, colorful fronts and the moss-green backs with red lettering (like Christmas in every pack) still take me back to a specific part of my childhood, of the pharmacy down the street where I’d

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Yogi’s the first

1969 Mets reunion I’ve met Yogi Berra a couple of times but never had a chance to get his autograph. I remedied that today at a show in Secaucus, immersing myself in a sea of Yankee fans to do so. But rather than go with a black-and-white 8×10 photo in the true Yankee Stadium or

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