As part of downsizing to a smaller house, my wife and I have been going to almost 35 years of accumulation of stuff gathered while the kids were still living at home. Both of our kids are grown adults and have kids of their own. Some things in their rooms can go to Goodwill, some can be thrown away, while some needs to be passed on to them.
What about old baseball cards collected with my son starting while he was still in early grade school? It started with buying a pack here and there at the neighborhood convenience store and grew to pretty regular attendance at baseball card shows. They were fun to collect and it was something that we enjoyed doing together.
Now it's time to move them down the family line. Justin has a two-year-old son who has already shown a fondness for wearing baseball caps. I can see a little baseball mitt in his future and I can see Justin using baseball stats to help him get into numbers.
The cards carry some nostalgia and that's not bad. It can be good. It's part of our past that's worth remembering.