Bill Simmons Covers the NSCC

08.19.2011

A lot of you have probably already seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, here is Bill Simmons’ photo essay of the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention. As with previous installments, I’m never quite sure how many of the wise ass cracks are actual stabs at sports collectors and how many are really poking fun at himself. As a fan of both, I am quite amused with a vast majority of his reflections.

If you were a hobby outsider, you would probably get the impression from his essay that all sports collectors are awkward, over-weight, middle-aged men with far too much disposable income. As an insider, you are able to discern that while that may be the overwhelming stereotype (just because it’s true doesn’t mean it’s not a “stereotype”), there are plenty of other types of collectors out there.

Well, at least we range in age…


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