Jim Caple is a writer for ESPN.com. Though the majority of his posts speak specifically to on-field activities, he’ll venture outside of that niche every so often. Recently, Caple made a trip to Renton, Wash. to visit with DJ Joss, the owner of DJ Sportscards. Amongst other things, DJ’s was the longtime card shop of Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum.
It’s an interesting interview in which Caple asks Joss a lot of questions related to the Upper Deck/MLB lawsuit. Joss has been in the hobby since 1988, when at the age of 16, he bought out the card supply from the comic book shop he worked at.
In addition to the video (embedded above), Caple put together a nice article that summarizes his experience. Throughout the article, there is a strong yearning for the enjoyment of collecting, something many of us can relate to.