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Dreaming Of A Season

Winter chills and unblossomed fields cover the earth, a virus runs rampant throughout the land. Canceled activities, sick people see hardships and suffer. Questions asked about what is going on, what’s happening, turmoil and grief go hand in hand. There is hope. Prayers and positive vibes constantly being shared by many.

One activity that remains constant in many minds is the hope of a baseball season, social gatherings that bring relief and joy, even if only for a few hours.

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Baseball memorabilia/collectables/hobby

The last year has been one year to remember. I managed to occupy my mind with something different, something out of the ordinary for me.

Hobbies are nothing new nor out of the ordinary for many of us and I took time to experience the wonderful world of collectables and memorabilia. Baseball memorabilia was the central theme. It was the highlight during difficult times.

Much of what I collected, I learned from a good friend. Basic things like what to look for, how to gauge the quality and price of items, a little about bidding or making an offer, and online shopping for what I was looking for. It’s been an amazing journey. I was able to stay within my price range, make interesting purchases and learn a lot about collecting. It’s been much fun as well. That was also key, enjoyment without obsessing or having buyers remorse.

The images posted here are a small part of my collectables. I hope this inspires the reader to enjoy things they like to do during their free time and inspires them to find a positive outlet in their lives.

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Memorabilia Collectables and Fun

Over the last several months, I kept busy on my free time collecting baseball memorabilia. The journey has been a lot of fun. Trading cards, bobbleheads, programs, yearbooks, photos, baseballs were the main treasures added. It also kept my mind occupied during the pandemic, protests, riots and political turmoil. I can’t say I ignored life, it was just a matter of keeping my mind busy. I just finished filling the trading cards book, receiving the last few cards. I’m posting a few images for your viewing experience and pleasure. Enjoy.

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119 teams invited to join MiLB in 2021

Over 119 minor league teams have been given a written invitation to various minor league levels. Major league teams have been busy revamping the entire minor league system.
Here is some more information on what is happening in Minor League Baseball, from The Score website:
https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/2067239

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MLB’s Decision On 120 MiLB Teams For 2021 Is Imminent – article by J.J. Cooper from Baseball America

Here is a link on the latest state of affairs with minor-league baseball and how major league baseball is handling the situation.
The article was written by J.J. Cooper for Baseball America:

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/mlbs-decision-on-120-minor-league-teams-for-2021-is-imminent/?fbclid=IwAR1Fk8c07jVR0iwhL513dtxkU8d46Pwr1qaDh0wRv0XHF5aPCzUlEfcpS70

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Rare Edgar Allan Poe letter sells for over $120,000 at RR Auction By Simon Lindley 2020-10-13 in Just Collecting News

Here is a short article about a letter hand written by Edgar Allan Poe that was auctioned and sold for $120, 000.

https://news.justcollecting.com/edgar-allan-poe-handwritten-letter-auction-sold-boston/?fbclid=IwAR2DabssGMAAvecsg3mTGhSJfd_x2W57HFr10h5hcfIhJ7Fh8cR5AmNTiG8

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Philadelphia Museum of Art-Claude Monet’s “Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny”

Hello everyone! I thought this might be of interest to art lovers. The Philadelphia Museum of Art did a youtube presentation on Claude Monet. From the post “Often called the Father of Impressionism, Claude Monet inspired the term that defined this movement. Born in Paris, Monet would later live in Giverny, where he purchased a property, planted sprawling gardens, and painted his famous water lilies.”

I hope everyone enjoys this. It was a very good post and very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPrAy2RTiXY

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Somerset Patriots-Goodbye Atlantic League, Hello Minor League

Here is the latest information on the Somerset Patriots move from The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball to the New York Yankees Double A farm system.
While some might think the Patriots sort of “sold out” and abandoned the Atlantic League to move up, others might think the move an entirely sensible move.
I’ll let you, the reader, form your own opinion.

“Tap Into Somerville” article
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/somerville/articles/new-york-yankees-stake-out-new-turf-at-somerset-patriots-ballpark?fbclid=IwAR1PB0pdoG8RScKGQfWi3uIGi8_aGnak9q8xVVe8HpVoLJOOjkU5lejLF4o

Somerset Patriots
https://www.somersetpatriots.com

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
https://www.atlanticleague.com

Minor League Baseball
https://www.milb.com

Major League Baseball
https://www.mlb.com

New York Yankees
https://www.mlb.com/yankees

©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design and Somerset Patriots
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