If you live under a rock, you probably didn’t know today was Earth Day, otherwise known as ‘Celebrate Al Gore’s Best Accomplishment Day.’
However, looking around at my little world (not the Earth) I can’t help but wonder if baseball card collectors are helping with the global crisis. As baseball card collectors, we hoard cardboard. Whether it’s the actual baseball card or the container we keep them in. All of it is made of paper, which in turn is made from our pretty little trees that give us oxygen.
Is this making it too simplistic? I don’t know.
But if we thought in simpler terms, perhaps we would have some of the problems we today.
I’m not perfect. I love baseball cards and enjoy unwrapping a bubble mailer to see my newest addition. My Derek Jeter card collection is well over 1,000 cards.
So in spirit of Earth Day and trying to do the little I can in this world, I want to recycle my cardboard. The cards aren’t going into the shredder and being made into toilet paper. I just want to give away some of my cards that I have sitting around here that I probably won’t look at again.
Tell me whom you collect and I’ll send out a couple of bubble mailers (used ones, of course). I’ll do it for the first ten people that respond to this post.
I love our Earth and the fact that we can enjoy baseball cards.
I saw this video on Wil Wheaton's blog. Yes, that Wil Wheaton.