Back in the heyday of card collecting I would often pick up a magazine to guide me through the various issues. One of my favorite was Baseball Cards, published by Krause Publications of Wisconsin.
For a while they issued several baseball cards with the magazine. I have both the August 1989 and January 1990 issues that feature Orel Hershiser cards. I have left the cards alone, in their strips, still stapled to the magazines.
Now, what I am to do? Do I remove the cards from their original 'packaging' and cut them out? Do I get a magazine holder for 'packaging' and leave the cards in place?
One of the nice things about the magazine was that it had a lot of reader questions. The answers were generally very tongue in cheek.
Dear Ed,I am 12 years old, and I like baseball and collect baseball cards. I have a few questions, and was wondering if you have the answers.1) Is it okay not to cheer for the home team? I live near Cleveland, but I cheer for Oakland. I like the Indians, but I have more fun watching Jose Canseco get a home run than watching Cory Snyder strike out.Answer:1) No. It is not okay to cheer for the home team. Every home team has a secret police force, and if you don't cheer for the home team they break into your house and draw mustaches on all your Jose Canseco cards.