Adam Gellman over at Sports Cards Uncensored has invited us to join his 2nd Blog Bat Around. The subject of this endeavour is to exhibit our favorite card. Although I am known for my love of soccer and hockey, I really busted my cherry on baseball cards. This led me to all things cardboard.
During my college days I survived boring micro-economics and lectures by reading about baseball. My favorite sports era to read about was from the early 1900's.
As I came into my second phase of collecting I scoured shows and flea markets for players I had read about. I frequented several shops and dealers. One chubby know-it -all had a book full of cards. Now my fellow traders know I like old stuff. So the card that caught my eye looked like a tobacco card of Ty Cobb.
As I was still learning my collecting craft I told the guy he had a nice T205 Ty Cobb. He looked at me and said "that's a 1969 Bazooka card". We ended up arguing for about a minute or two.
Finally, I asked him how much the card cost. He told me "two bucks". So I paid the man.
Here is the card:
Short Term Stops: The All-Rockies Team
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