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© Robert Sommers 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Mick

You know, I wouldn't trade places with anybody, honestly. You live your life, you get what you get. But want to hear a funny story?

In the late 1970's my pals Chad and Katrina, since divorced, had a child named Jade. I was named quasi godfather of the young lad.

And to show my appreciation of the closest I would ever get to fatherhood, I gave the young stripling a baseball card, which was valuable then but worth maybe no more than a couple hundred I think.

It was a Mantle rookie card, if memory serves and I believe that it does.

The same card that sold for over $2.88 million dollars the other day.

Hope the kid held on to it. By the way, have never heard from him since.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bought a dodgy used car from said Chad.
Some guy called Rob Sommers came with him to drive him home after he dropped the car off to me in Leucadia.
Never saw Chad again but the other guy...........