July 24, 2013 10:28 AM
" A longtime Yankees fan is facing the painful task of downsizing his memorabilia-filled man cave after a showdown between him and his wife resulted in an agreement to downsize.
" Harvey Wildstein, 79, of East Brunswick, N.J., says collecting Yankee memorabilia reminds him of being a kid in Brooklyn, when he was the only one not cheering for the Dodgers.
" "I go downstairs, I look at all my stuff, and I come up smiling," he said. "I say, 'Whoo! My youth is back.' Yeah, I feel like flying."
But as much as he loves the Yankees, Wildstein and his wife of 53 years, Fran, agree it's time to downsize.
"Who is he going to leave it to?" said Fran Wildstein. "We have two girls and two granddaughters, and they're not interested."
Throughout their marriage, Fran has made it clear that Harvey's baseball collection must stay in the basement. She says she hasn't been down there in eight years "
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