A new week means a new post for Collector of the Week here at The Art of Fatherhood. As a fellow geek and collector of all things Pop Culture I wanted to showcase some cool collections that dads share in our community. We love to see this passion in what people collect. We talk about the latest movies, sports memorabilia, baseball, comic books and video games that we are enjoying at the moment.
This Week’s Collector – A Baseball Fan’s Dream Collection
This week’s collector is from Jeff Cox. He has a passion for not just baseball, but for the Cincinnati Reds. Jeff’s collection is very legit and comprehensive. Looking at his collection takes me back to my days as a kid playing baseball with my friends. This is what Jeff had to say about his Red’s collection.
I grew up in the ’70’s, and my dad was a big Cubs fan. But, after watching the Reds on T.V. every week, I quickly found my own allegiance (much to his chagrin) and never looked back. I started collecting Cincinnati Reds memorabilia about 30 years ago and it’s grown considerably in the past 15 years; so much, that my wife and I built a home with a 700+ sq. ft upstairs to house the “Reds HOF North”.
I have an extensive run of baseball cards bobbleheads and yearbooks/scorebooks, but enjoy finding the oddball Reds items, like Tom Hume’s 1987 team suitcase, or an NBC Sports cameraman’s jacket from the 1976 World Series. It would be hard to pick a favorite piece, but I think I’d have to say the game used 3rd base from St. Louis the day Ken Griffey Jr hit his 500th home run is near the top. While not much of a collector, my son is a Reds fan as well, and likes to check out “his inheritance” when he’s back home for a visit.
Thanks for sharing Jeff. You have a one of kind collection. This collection shows a lot of dedication and passion. I know my readers enjoyed checking out your collection.
It can be comic books, bottle caps, records, helmets or whatever you are into! I want to see what your passion is and why you started up that collection. For me, I believe that in each collection lies a better story. I want to share your story! Feel free to reach out to me and share your collection. If you enjoyed this post check out another Collector of the Week article.