i just read an article by ken gurnick stating that steve garvey was diagnosed with prostate cancer last fall. apparently he's doing well now, and has decided to auction off many of his awards, including his 1974 mvp award and 1981 world series ring.
here's one of the latest additions to my garvey collection, a 1991 line drive card
garvey's health and his decision to part with his memorabilia may or may not be directly connected, but even if they aren't we all know there comes a time when those sorts of decisions need to be made. my dad is at that point, and i will get there someday, too. i just hope i am around long enough to be the one to decide how to rid myself of my stuff.
it will be interesting to see how the auction goes. if i were a rich man, i just might take a shot at one of the items, but alas, i am not. i'll just keep looking for some oddball cards instead. until it's time to stop.