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Friday, October 1, 2010

Mickey's Place in Cooperstown for the Love of Baseball!

Mickey's Place. Photo by Eric H.
No surprise given that it's the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, but Cooperstown, N.Y., offers many interesting, high-quality baseball-theme retail stores. Each one has its own unique personality and is worth a visit. 

Out of all the baseball shops, Mickey's Place seems to have one of the highest batting averages in regards to stores we like. Named after the late New York Yankee star Mickey Mantle -- who was a friend of one of the owners -- Mickey's Place features a large selection of baseball cards, autographed photos and baseballs, authentic baseball caps that go beyond just "Major League" and Major, Minor and World Classic apparel. You can also personalize a Louisville Slugger baseball bat while you wait.  I once was able to find a Rochester Red Wings Minor League Baseball League t-shirt for my Dad who grew up and played baseball in Rochester, N.Y., in the 1940s. What a thrill it is for him to wear this shirt!  No doubt, Mickey's has a lot of "hard-to-find" baseball merchandise.

While Mickey's is officially a retail store, the place seems to almost take on a museum-like quality, as I've found myself almost touring the shop instead of quickly locating and buying things.  I highly recommend kids of all ages check out this wonderful baseball retail destination. Additionally, Mickey's Place is a stone's throw (maybe Steve Stone!) away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum -- what a great way to spend a morning or afternoon!

74 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY
Phone: 1-800-528-5775

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