I have been trying for a few days to sit down and write an answer to the pretty awful story CBS ran last weekend about the "decline" of the hobby. Here it is, in case you haven't seen it. There are so many things wrong with this story, I cannot begin to describe them. Finding that start was part of my problem; I had just a non-stop busy weekend and I have an equally busy week ahead of me (including some actual paid work!). So, while this might reek of the laziness shown in the CBS story, I am going to pass you off to Night Owl who wrote a better breakdown of this story than I ever could have hoped to do. I should leave journalism to the actual journalists. Oh, and here are some awesome 1974 All Star cards, since this is a card blog after all.
I promise some better posts later in the week, but I think that page should hold you over for now.