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KEN KARRSON: Lookin' for love in all the wrong places

KEN KARRSON: Lookin' for love in all the wrong places

I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that LeBron James probably doesn't concern himself with how most Americans think of him -- or if they even think about him at all.

March 14, 2012 7:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Upcoming promotional item 'Zim-possible' to ignore

KEN KARRSON: Upcoming promotional item 'Zim-possible' to ignore

Harry Caray once rhapsodized that, "You can't beat fun at the old ballpark."

March 07, 2012 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Never really perfect, but it's still 300

If the number represented someone's bowling score, it couldn't get any better.

February 29, 2012 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: No football, but Tebow's staying active

Has there ever been a bigger lightning rod in professional sports than Tim Tebow?

February 22, 2012 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: What's in a game?

Whatever happened to escapism?

February 15, 2012 7:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Bringing you some news that barely is

KEN KARRSON: Bringing you some news that barely is

Whoever first uttered the "no news is good news" phrase obviously wasn't employed by a media company.

February 08, 2012 7:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Even if the shoe doesn't fit, some buy it

KEN KARRSON: Even if the shoe doesn't fit, some buy it

At the risk of incurring the wrath of half the population, I pose the following question:

February 01, 2012 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Keep those letters about cards coming

At the risk of exposing more of my old-world tendencies, I have to admit it's kind of cool receiving a handwritten letter.

January 25, 2012 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: No big hoop-di-do for basketball collectors

It's never fun to be snubbed.

January 18, 2012 6:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Paying homage to a true trading card original

KEN KARRSON: Paying homage to a true trading card original

All collectors would love to have do-overs.

January 11, 2012 6:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Too late for them to play Santo Claus

KEN KARRSON: Too late for them to play Santo Claus

Ernie Banks will forever be known as Mr. Cub, and rightfully so.

December 14, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: The old men and the see, but don't believe

Gee, I hope I'm able to display the same kind of feistiness when I'm in my mid-70s.

December 07, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: No clearing up the rookie-card dilemma

The memorabilia hobby can be a fickle one, with today's must-have items becoming tomorrow's what-the-heck-was-I-thinking-when-I-bought-that throwaway in the blink of an eye.

November 30, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Once again, it's time to give thanks

At this time of year, people tend to get both reflective and heartburn, the latter occurring because not enough introspection was given to one's dietary intake on the fourth Thursday of November.

November 23, 2011 5:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Not too disgusting to do a deal

It's impossible to read a paper or watch a TV sportscast without being inundated with the latest news out of Penn State -- or, as some of its critics have begun calling it, State Pen(n).

November 16, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: Not buying when the NBA isn't selling

When two parties spend a lengthy time separated from each other, one of two things is likely to happen.

November 09, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: Turns out, some people love a loser, too

How often have we heard the phrase "everybody loves a winner?"

November 02, 2011 6:45 pm

KEN KARRSON: Hobby takes more of the bad

Didn't the O.J. Simpson escapade teach them anything?

October 26, 2011 8:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Florida man has a ball, plus about 4,000 more

Having bats in one's belfry can't compare to having baseballs in a vault.

October 19, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: One man's treasure is another man's TV show

Our treatment of senior citizens in this country may indicate otherwise, but old is intriguing to many of us.

October 12, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: Jordan still a collector's desire -- and downfall

He hasn't played pro basketball in nine years, although some may look at his two-season experiment with the Washington Wizards and declare that his NBA career realistically ended when he retired from the Bulls for good in 1998.

September 28, 2011 8:30 pm
KEN KARRSON: Giving it a stamp(s) of approval

KEN KARRSON: Giving it a stamp(s) of approval

Let's hope the financial crisis besetting the U.S. Postal Service these days doesn't eventually lead to its elimination.

September 14, 2011 8:30 pm Photos

Photos

KEN KARRSON: Some defendants remain suitable for naming

KEN KARRSON: Some defendants remain suitable for naming

The next time you play EA Sports' college football game, think of Sam Keller.

September 07, 2011 8:30 pm
KEN KARRSON: Turning overcast about the new Leaf

KEN KARRSON: Turning overcast about the new Leaf

Some things are never meant to go together.

August 24, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: Final thoughts about the Sports Collectors Convention

For those of you who didn't make the trip to Rosemont for the National Sports Collectors Convention, I hereby offer my personal snapshot of the day I spent there.

August 17, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: The hobby absorbs another body blow

Here we go again.

August 10, 2011 8:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: Even in collecting, life isn't always fair

The phrase is more than 70 years old now, but it's still famous: Nice guys finish last.

August 03, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Oh, brother(s), what a tale of chicanery

Cain and Abel had nothing on these siblings.

July 27, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: This week in baseball: cardboard and caviar

Topps is going to make it right, at least from a PR standpoint.

July 20, 2011 8:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Paying the price for being a nice guy

People laugh about clichés, but what gives so many of them a long shelf life is the kernel of truth contained within.

July 13, 2011 8:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: The Big Show not as big a deal anymore

Not all that long ago, it ranked as the annual highlight for sports memorabilia collectors, particularly when it was housed in one's own city or located at least within a reasonably short driving distance.

July 06, 2011 7:00 pm
KEN KARRSON: Brown hopes to make green off trading card

KEN KARRSON: Brown hopes to make green off trading card

Well, at least this guy is allowing people to choose for themselves.

June 29, 2011 9:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Revisiting the real heyday of trading cards

The hobby has been completely ignored by some and easily abandoned by many others once they reached a certain age.

June 22, 2011 7:45 pm

KEN KARRSON: Some women's work finally gets noticed

To paraphrase an old cigarette TV ad from the past -- and yes, young folks, those really did exist prior to 1971 -- they've come a long way, baby.

June 15, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Collectors banking on later rather than sooner

How soon is too soon?

June 08, 2011 8:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Some NFL players practice total recall

Remembering where we were when certain famous events occurred is not all that unusual.

June 01, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: 'Macho Man' became a diamond away from baseball

The odds of success are extremely long, but that prospect doesn't dim the thrill of pursuit.

May 25, 2011 10:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: With collecting, be sure not to fake it

Try as we might, we can't live in a cocoon.

May 18, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: These pictures are worth a million bucks

They've long been considered the next-best thing to being there.

May 11, 2011 7:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Hockey no longer being given a cold shoulder

Not too long ago, it typically received an icy reception.

May 05, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: With QB on cover, can sales Vick-tory be realized?

The wait is nearly over.

April 27, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: LaPorte man doing it just for fun

Just for the fun of it.

April 20, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: This time, youth will be the server

Admittedly, it's fun to take potshots at people, particularly high-profile folks whose sense of self-importance practically begs for ridicule.

April 13, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Jose, can't you see how silly you are?

Remember, he once had a batted baseball bounce off his head.

April 06, 2011 10:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Giving collecting a greater local flavor

Most collecting centers on a theme.

March 30, 2011 6:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: The next-best thing to being there

As difficult as it might be for today's younger generation to imagine, once upon a time there existed a world without computers, email, Skype, Smartphones and all the other technological wonders of communication so prevalent now.

March 23, 2011 5:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: The 'Big O' wants his dough

Surprising as it may seem to people under the age of 35, NBA excellence was in evidence prior to Michael Jordan's ascent to the top of the basketball world in the 1990s.

March 16, 2011 5:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: The (Buck)eyes have it -- and sell it

Despite the fragile economy, sports memorabilia still means big business.

March 09, 2011 5:30 pm

KEN KARRSON: They keep bob-bob-bobbling along

Much discussion has been raised in recent years about our shrinking attention spans.

March 02, 2011 5:00 pm

KEN KARRSON: Boxing delivers an unexpected punch line

The last thing boxing needs these days is another reason to make light of it.

February 23, 2011 5:00 pm
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