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The For Keeps podcast features in-depth conversations with people who collect interesting and/or unusual items. 

Oct 15, 2018

In 1989, baseball player Bill Ripken's Fleer trading card raised eyebrows when fans noticed an obscenity written in black ink on the end of his bat. Nearly three decades later, collector Jon Pederson still celebrates the card's crazy history at BillRipken.com, a showcase for the many variations of the "FF" card that...


Oct 1, 2018

From fragments of rocket heat shields to a hunk of Skylab, Tina Stagg has assembled quite the collection of space exploration memorabilia — much of which has actually flown in space, and all of which is on display in her space-themed home in Hobart, Australia. Hear Tina describe how her love of space history puts her...


Sep 15, 2018

Milli Vanilli fan and memorabilia collector Todd Cuzzort first connected with Fab Morvan, one-half of the infamous pop music duo, back in 2002 after leaving a positive comment on Fab's website. Since then, Todd has remained a true fan of Fab and Milli Vanilli — and it was only a matter of time before the two crossed...


Aug 15, 2018

A secretive New York City artist sets up a phone line to collect the apologies of strangers via anonymous messages — picking up where another artist, the late Allan Bridge, left off two decades earlier.

Mr. Apology's websiteFacebook page for the original Apology Line • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin'...


Aug 1, 2018

My oh mai tai! Mary Melton's Southern California home is like a trip to a tropical paradise, thanks to her houseful of Hawaiian collectibles, her two (!) tiki bars, and her family's deep connection with the islands.

Los Angeles magazine article on Mary's collection • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' •...