The premise: a baseball fan fondly recalls his childhood memories of obsessively opening and collecting packs of baseball cards.
While watching an A’s game one afternoon at the Coliseum (which he rightly describes as a “post-apocalyptic crater ringed with hot dog stands”), he wonders what the players featured on the cards he collected as a kid were doing with their lives after their baseball careers had ended.
After purchasing a pack of cards on eBay from 1986, (the first year the author remembers having baseball cards), he sets off on a road trip across America to find and hopefully meet the 14 players featured in this 30-year-old card pack.
High jinks, hilarity and even important life lessons ensue.
This was just a great read and I highly recommend it for any baseball fan. Check it out on Goodreads.