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How Does It Feel To Lose Half a Million Dollars?

Forced to sell my baseball cards when I was broke, I missed out on a lot of money — but learned some valuable lessons

A Jackie Robinson 1955 Topps baseball card
Just one of many cards from the 1910s–1980s that I owned at one time. Image: 1955 Topps Jackie Robinson, Baseball Collection, flickr/CC BY 2.0

To answer the question posed in the title: it sucks. No shock there, I suppose.

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

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Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)