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approach here. no idea is bad. every idea is worth considering. cometo the vaccine hesitant, it most are not against vaccination. >> most people just have questions. they're on the fence, they want to talk it out, they want to wait and see. it's all about empowering trusted messengers in communities. >> reporter: kanter says the best messenger tends to be people's own doctors. and that's the case for 42-year-old katie alligood who has not gotten vaccinated. are you a hard no? >> i'm not a hard no. i'm not a hard no. i was a hard no initially. i believe in science and masks. i just don't know how i feel about a vaccine. i don't get flu shots. our kids are fully vaccinated. it's not that. so it's just kind of where i am. >> reporter: state health officials admit that people are tired of hearing from the government telling them to come get a shot. now they're trying to move their message to new people -- church leaders, so they can get the message on sunday and the saturday football faithful, they
want to get people involved with lsu football to try to get that message out. keep in mind, lsu football and scc football is pretty big in here. the tokyo olympics not far away. despite assurances from the japanese government about efforts to control the pandemic, there is serious concern. as lucy craft reports, the rollout so far has not generated a lot of excitement. >> reporter: in recent months, nationwide festivities like these have been meant to drum up excitement as the summer olympics approaches. held under heavy anti-covid measures often with spectators banned, the events have served as a grim reminder of the risks facing japan as it opens its doors to tens of thousands of global athletes and personnel, said political science professor nancy snow. >> i said it looks like there is really becoming cringe-worthy. that whenever there is a ribbon cutting exercise or the
announcement of the olympic torch rally, there's always som torch rally it's invisible. there are no cheering fans. >> reporter: organizers are expected to announce daily testing for athletes who won't have to quarantine. competitors will be confined to the olympic village, venues, and training areas. support for the olympics even among japanese sponsors has plummeted, snow said. anticipation has been replaced by anxious resignation. only about 1% of japanese have been vaccinated so far, and under current plans most will be unprotected when the games begin in july. how would you describe japan's vaccine rollout? >> quite abysmal right now. the country is not going to be really vaccine-ready for the olympics in july. there is a sense of things are not really under control yet. >> reporter: if covid forces another postponement or cancelation of the summer
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all right., ear thisar, rao $5.2 million, made by topps, a company that started selling chewing gum. decades later topps is still bringing people closer to the game and players. >> welcome to the jones residence. >> this is a baseball treasure chest. >> okay, this is box d22. >> it's where 35-year-old paul jones -- >> former las vegas pitcher -- known in the communist as foul ball paul, keeps his collections of three million cards. >> people's jaws drop when they see my collection. >> it extends to the basement. a memorabilia museum. paul's father barry gave us a tour. >> there is just one row.
on this side, he has more. >> wow. >> cards. >> it's taken paul a lifetime to amass. where does your love of baseball cards come from? >> i was born with a learning disability and disorder. it teaches me geography, spelling, math, history. you could definitely learn from them. >> when you pick up a card that maybe you collected when you were eight, what is actually seeing and does that do for you? >> it brings back memories and joy and happiness. >> a real run on the -- >> paul's collection and countless others can trace their start to of all things -- >> luscious bubble gum -- >> a candy company, topps. theyeeded ouura the mber of cards going into each pack. >> they put trading cards along with the gum. >> that was 1951 when topps produced the first set of what
would become modern-day baseball cards. clay luraschi is the vice president of product development. >> the love affair started when i was about 4 or 5 years old and would go underneath my brother's bed and i'd open up that shoebox. and there were all these baseball cards in there. and i've been fascinated with it ever since. >> take a card, leave a card. >> in sharing some of topps' rich history, clay pointed out the 1951 cards featured just a fraction of big league players. it wasn't until 1952 that the first complete set was released and featured the holy grail for card collectors -- >> mickey mantle -- >> a mickey mantle rookie card. they now routinely sell for millions of dollars. in 1952 -- >> they were just trying to get rid of these cards. trying to sell off this inventory. and at some point a gentleman by the name of cy burger decided to rent a barge and go out here at the end of manhattan and dump tons and tons of 1952 baseball
cards in there. >> in baseball,d >> topps did find a way soon after to build a loyal audience of baseball fans. >> in 1952, if you're living somewhere where only like touch point with baseball, if you're lucky it's a television, a black and white television. >> right. >> but it's probably a newspaper. so now you're walking into a store and you're opening a pack of cards and getting full color photos of willie mays, mickey mantle. your heroes. brought the player closer to the collector and the fan. >> then this one is my very first card -- >> even when the fan is a player. >> i get the b.b. face going on. >> pat neshek suited up f five different major league teams in his career. >> this is my first topps card. >> but he never got over his affinity for card collecting. your love of baseball cards,
where did that start? >> it started like any kid in the '80s. like when i was like 6, 7, 8 years old it was cool because we would see those guys and try to pretend that we were them. days, neshek took his hobby one step further using his access to other players to amass an unrivaled stockpile of autographed cards. >> i got trout right there. >> but the one card he treasures most isn't worth much more than the cardboard it's printed on. >> you know, my favorite player was kirby puckett. i didn't have much money when i was little. i wanted to save up money to buy kirby puckett's rookie card. one of my friends had it. i stepped on the card, and he went nuts, "you need to buy me a new one. "i think it was $20 i had to save up. i bought him the card and gave it to him. he gave me the bent card. it transported me to that moment.
>> as it's been from nearly the beginning, a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch rectangular time machine transporting collectors even if it's only a matter of days. like with topps' now series, featuring current moments from major league games available almost instantly. like miguel cabrera's snow opening day home run or this stray cat in the outfield at coors field. >> we're taking a photo, uploading it to a design, printing the cards overnight, and putting them in your hand. innovation, he says, a key to topps' 70 years of success, celebrated with this season's project 70 series -- classic baseball cards re-created by artists. >> this is a continuous theme in my work. stripes, dots, and then chevron. >> new york graffiti artist is one of them. >> i don't think of myself as a sports person. >> okay. >> but i grew up in a mets family. >> she showed us her card
designs featuring new york baseball legends, don mattingly, doc gooden, tom seaver, and the soon to be released thurman munson. >> i picked people from new york because that's my reference point, that were heroes to my friends, to my dad, to my uncle, favorite player, my sister's favorite player. but i feel like i'm really becoming a baseball fan through this project. >> really? >> yeah. >> just because of being involved with the cards? >> just because of the cards. >> this week, topps also entered the nft market with limited edition digital cards tracked and authenticated with block chain technology. but laraschi says tops' focus remains the same. >> trading cards in their essence, it's a connection. you're a player to a moment. it's like a marker on a timeline. >> that doesn't go away no matter what virtual world we create for us now. >> that never goes away. as long as there's an image,
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