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Think Of Something Nice: Astros Baseball Card Auction

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I'm bummed out.

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The Aggies are terrible. The Texans just lost their 167th player to injury this season. The Astros are nigh irrelevant and moving to the junior circuit. What can possibly soothe these mortal wounds?

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Good, old fashioned nostalgia. There's nothing quite like the nostalgia that comes with baseball cards. Looking through the ones I owned as a kid, I at once remember the players but also what I thought about them back then. I remember when I bought them and how I put them in the binders I kept.

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I remembered showing my friends, trading cards and everything that went into those little cardboard treasure troves of information. That's why a book like Cardboard Gods gets made in the first place.

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All this leads me to this interesting little auction on EBay. The seller contacted me and said he'd like his cards to go to a good Astros home. Someone who appreciated all the players as much as he did. Someone who gets the nostalgia these cards hold for many Astros fans of a certain age, I'm guessing.

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He asked me if I'd write about it, try to find these cards a new owner. Here's the auction. If you want to escape the Brad Snyders and Travis Bucks of the worlds, bask in the past with these. Nostalgia has helped me get through a lot worse over the years.

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Incidentally, my favorite baseball card was a beat-up 1987 Donruss of Danny Darwin. I liked it because his nickname was Dr. Death. No other reason than that.

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