The Human Vacuum Cleaner
I have been collecting sports memorabilia since 2004. I don't have a grand collection, but I have a pretty decent collection of sports memorabilia. I don't have a collection like Penny Marshall, but for a regular fan it's pretty damn good. My wife would tell you that I am running out of room, but I would say there's always room for sports memorabilia.
My latest piece is an autograph baseball by arguably the best defensive 3rd baseman to ever play the position. Brooks Robinson collected 16 straight Gold Gloves and was known as The Human Vacuum Cleaner or Mr. Hoover as he collected every baseball that was within his radius. He turned the most difficult play into an artistic and graceful movement and he was easily one of my dad's favorite players. Now my oldest son plays third and I not only want him to learn the position, I want him to learn the history of the position as well as the game. So I had him read up on Brooks Robinson and watch a couple highlights. My son's favorite 3rd baseman is Anthony Rendon AKA Tony Two Bags. Maybe we can get an autographed ball or bat by him next and if not him; maybe someone from the Nationals.