It’s the feeling when you find it – that’s why you collect. There’s a second of euphoria (Oh my God, is that what I think it is?), followed by that second of self-doubt (It can’t be). But yes, it really is it.
Acceptance is reaching for the wallet. “It” could be just about anything: a ’54 Warren Spahn baseball card, a Penny Black stamp, a first-edition Vonnegut. And that feeling is why you get there early, whether it’s the flea market, the estate sale, the card show. Because the thought of missing out on a fantastic deal, of someone else snatching up this as-yet-unknown treasure before you do, is too much to bear.
WHERE TO GO
7 Mile Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, 2720 W. 7 Mile Rd., Caledonia
9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5, July 3 and Sept. 4, Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek