By John Bloom
Offers a research of baseball card amassing within the higher Midwest from the overdue Nineteen Eighties into the Nineties.
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But it also had something to do with the fact that Dave was an African American. Dave himself felt this, and although most other collectors whom I interviewed about the incident denied or downplayed the significance of racism, they also hinted that race was not an insignificant part of the controversy. Doug, a thirty-nine-year-old baseball card shop owner who had been an ally of Dave's within the organization, brought up the issue of race before I did during one of our interviews. " Larry, a full-time dealer in his early thirties, was a member of Dave's management team.
4 In many ways Lemke's quotation suggested an interesting dilemma. In responding to his readers' complaints, Lemke avoided confronting questions of why adult men were interested in baseball cards in the first place, and instead asked, in effect, If business is good, why isn't everybody happy? But for many adult collectors and hobbyists, their attachment and interest in baseball cards stemmed from a need to hold on to elusive encounters with the past. This is what they had invested in the hobby, and it was as valuable as money.
Significantly, both Dave and Larry used the word "arrogant," Larry explicitly linking it with "black," to describe why Dave so passionately offended some club members. This seems to have made Dave an easy foil for the changes taking place in the local hobby and a target for the resentment stirred up among local hobbyists as their "community" was being fragmented by a consumer-driven market. In fact, Dave was not to blame for the apathy in the MCC during the late 1980s, for the emergence of individually promoted shows in the area, or for the appropriation of baseball card auctions by home shopping channels on cable television, all of which helped to make the club less and less important to hobbyists.