Pete Nice, 3rd Bass Emcee Turned Baseball-Memorabilia Trader, Gets the Gas Face


You may be aware of the odd career trajectory of 3rd Bass’s Pete Nice, a.k.a. Peter Nash, who reinvented himself, after his group flamed out, as one of the biggest players on the nineteenth-century-baseball-memorabilia market. What you probably didn’t know is that recent years have seen Nash sinking into deep financial troubles and engaging in a feud with a fellow superstar collector who refers to the former emcee as “an evil superhero from Batman.” It’s all in this fascinating Sports Illustrated report on the “notoriously seedy shadowland of Mametesque schemers and dreamers” that is collecting old crap from baseball games. [SI]