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You won't believe what Simmons saw

Updated: August 5, 2009, 6:02 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

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"Hey, Big Man! Some day I'll sign this homoerotic photo and it'll go for three figures at a collector's show!"


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Twenty-one grand for authentic signed photos from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. A little rich for my blood. Or anyone's blood.


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Here's what I meant by rare basketball cards earlier: They were asking for $8,500 for this 1961 Kahn's Wiener card of Jerry West. That's quite a Wiener.


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If this show did anything, it renewed my interest in late 1950s Japanese sumo wrestling cards.


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You don't run across baseball cards from the 1910s and 1920s too often …


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… or game-used bats from the '40s and '50s. These were like the Sports Illustrateds and the game-worns to me -- I was afraid that if I started looking through them I would lose four hours.


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Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) is the editor-in-chief of Grantland and the author of the New York Times no. 1 best-seller The Book of Basketball. For every Simmons column and podcast, log on to Grantland. To send him an e-mail, click here.

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