In the Globe today there’s an article by James Sullivan about a new book whose author was fascinated by baseball cards while growing up in Vermont in the ’70s. The title of the book is “Cardboard Gods.” I was a big baseball card collector as a kid and into the first years of high school. In 1968, when I was 14, my cousins from Centralville and I discovered that we could walk to Notini’s candy and tobacco products warehouse on Aiken Street and buy Topps baseball cards by the box at a reasonable price. We cut out the Variety Store and Drugstore middle men, plus we got a ton of cards all at once. Who knew? Every time we discovered a new series was on the street, we’d head to Notini’s to buy a box. What great fun to open 25 or 40, I don’t remember, packs of cards at a time. I think we paid about $7.00 a box. Can’t remember. Read the Globe story here, and consider subscribing to the Globe if you appreciate the writing.