But his partner in crime... Ken Goldin is another story. Since he filed for bankruptcy and his company (Score Board) left tons of collectors waiting for unfulfilled redemptions back in the mid 90's, I've always considered him to be shady.
In my biased mind, Mr. West was sort of the village idiot, while Mr. Goldin was the sleazy car salesmen. I was entertained by one and annoyed by the other.
Well... guess what? Goldin is back...
And this time he's running an auction site, which happens to be selling the original document that banned Pete Rose from baseball back in 1989. The document is signed by Rose, Fay Vincent, and Bart Giamatti... who passed away eight days after the signing.
If you're bored, I encourage you to take a few minutes to check out this video:
You'll get to hear Goldin's explanation on why it's "the single most significant document in the history of baseball." Seriously... those are his words exactly. Don't get me wrong... it's a pretty cool piece of history, but hardly the single most significant document in the history of baseball.
Have you ever watched Don West during his Shop at Home years? What'd you think?
Like I said... I loved him. But it's hard not to feel bad for some of those grandmothers who would call in to buy their grandchildren's Christmas presents.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!