Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wish Lists Not Just For Kids.(Sports)

Byline: TIM MENICUTCH Mountain View Sports

When I was a kid, I loved to read. I read everything I could get my hands on. My favorite book was penned by the good Dr. Seuss: "Green Eggs And Ham."

I read that book so many times that, before long, opening the pages was a mere formality. I had it memorized word for word.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, however, even the story about the insistent Sam I Am and his odd-colored breakfast dish gathered dust on the shelf. That's because the Sears Christmas Wish Catalog had my undivided attention.

The Sears catalog was as thick as the Yellow Pages, filled with every cool new toy and piece of sporting equipment imaginable. I'd thumb through that publication so many times that the dogears on the pages had dogears. …

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