The 1962 Boys of Summer

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Project by Lar posted 07-18-2007 01:30 AM 1965 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Display case for boyhood collection of baseball cards. That summer I was a kid flipping cards with my buddies. Of course that was the year after Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s immortal 60 home run record, and Maris had the #1 card in the set of 598. Well, after a lot of bubble gum purchases, and constant flipping, I found myself missing about 50 cards to complete the collection. However, I was the rare owner of that Roger Maris card, which ended up being bartered in exchange for ALL of the remaining cards I lacked. Just one minor problem; now, I was missing that treasured card. Well, I built up a reservoir of 400 doubles chasing that card, which I eventually traded for that one card to complete my collection. That collection sat in a model car cardboard box for forty years, until the time I decided it came to display that treasured memory of my youthful collection.

This is actually one of my two favorite pieces, in part because of the sentimental connection to that summer of 1962, when my beloved Yankees won the World Series in the 7th game against the Giants. Also, it was the first and only piece I have collaberrated on. I joined forces with an Israeli artist, who drew a spectator scene on the side walls of the display case, which you may not be able to visualize in the attached photos.

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#1 posted 07-18-2007 01:40 AM


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 07-18-2007 01:51 AM

Lar—you are very creative!!!!
what a great idea. Looks excellent

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-18-2007 02:54 PM

Very, very cool. You’ve hit one long home run with this one Lar! Very nice design.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 07-19-2007 11:38 PM

Nice display.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 07-20-2007 05:27 AM

Great idea, nice woodworking.

-- John

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