04/23/2012 08:34 am ET

Baseball Card Conventions As Economics Lessons

Can the dying world of baseball card conventions provide a lesson in economics?

The long-dwindling gatherings of card dealers peddling mint-condition Joe DiMaggios and Stan Musials are good examples of what economists call two-sided markets, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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