Mike was a dear friend and industry leader for more then 3 decades. Known as Howell Baseball Cards, Mike was the promoter of some of New Jerses best card show & atograph signings. Mike was directly instrumential in the success of Attack of the Baseball Cards. We lost Mike on Thursday, July 11, 2019. RIP Mike...
The former 1960's New York Yankee tarting pitcher, Jim Bouton was also know for his best selling novel "Ball Four". Bouton was a sportscaster for New York's WCBS-TV in the 1970's. He was also a co-owner & co-developer of "Big League Chew" chewing gum. Bouton did several signings through the years for ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS. Here he is pictured in 1972 with ATTACK Owner Steve Mandy (left) & Steve's brother Jack (light). Bouton passed away in July 2019.
One of the truly wonderful customers and friends of Attack of the Baseball Cards was Mike Durkin. A lifelong Yankees fan, Mike not only had season tickets, he lived Yankee Pinstripes and did that to the point of painting his back porch and steps pinstripes. He had a Yankee Man Cave to make any Yankee fan envious complete with Originial Yankee Stadium Seats. When the last Yankee Stadium was torn down, Mike's moving truck company carted off the famous "facside", which he gave me several pieces of, as well as the famous outside letters "Y-A-N-K-E-E S-T-A-D-I-U-M". When it was time for Attack to make the move from Chestnut Street to our current location over 12 years ago, it was with Mike's trucks and our current showcases were all obtained from Mike. He had a good heart, a strong smile, an unforgetable voice & I truly will miss his kind soul. As the Yankees ready to open this shortened season, I'm sorry that due to my own health I couldn't be there to say goodbye, but I'll think of you & pray for you. Mike Durkin passed away on July 17, 2020.
Michael...Rest In Peace.
Robert Scott, Former Negro League Pitcher
One of the last living players of the Negro League when he passed away at the age of 90 in October 2020. Scotty pitched for the New York Black Yankees in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Scotty's funeral was held in Macon, Georgia. He laid to rest
wearing the baseball uniform that he loved. Mr. Scott was a dear friend of ATTACK OF THE BASEBALL CARDS and appeared for in-store signings at our current location as well as our previous two locations. For the past nine years or so Steve have been the administator of the Facebook Page,
. Steve will continue to keep this site active in Mr. Scott's memory and will fill it with stories about the league that gave him a chance to live out some of his dreams.
My friend and colleague Randy Fisher, owner of “Perfectly Centered” in Roselle Park, passed away at the age of 69 on June 29, 2021. Randy had been fighting a health battle since mid-November. One of the kindest, most caring members of my industry, Randy has been a friend since he and his wife rented a table from me back in the mid -1980’s when I was promoting card shows. Randy joined the card store fraternity when he opened his Roselle Park store in 1989. Through the years he would visit ATTACK, help me with product and always be there to answer a card question. The big tall guy was funny and a blast to be with. Seeing him suffer these past few months was hard for everyone who knew him and already misses him. Randy’s daughter Corinne is reopening Perfectly Centered this summer in Larchmont, NY.
RIP my friend