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My hobby is collecting baseball cards

Kidsday reporter Ethan Schmutz, of Canaan Elementary School

Kidsday reporter Ethan Schmutz, of Canaan Elementary School in Patchogue, with his baseball card collection. Credit: Schmutz family

I love collecting baseball cards because I can collect every card of any player, especially my favorite player. I like the way that all of the different players' cards look and the shine of the card. I love the feeling of opening  a pack and not knowing what cards are going to be inside.

I have around 700 cards, from small to big. I love to collect and maybe one day they will be worth money, hopefully. I have so many cards that when I open my binder it literally overflows and cards go everywhere. In my room there are cards  lying around in various places. Sometimes I ask my parents if they can help me organize my cards in alphabetical order.

I hope that I get a lot more for Christmas so I can add to my collection. My most valuable card is my Babe Ruth, and it is in this rock-hard plastic case that is nailed and screwed shut.

Jennifer Hempfling’s fifth-grade class, Canaan Elementary School, Patchogue

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