I'm sure most of you have read Poor Old Baseball Cards. It's a blog that gives love to older cards that may have been cast aside by others for aesthetic reasons.
I do not understand how anyone could not love and appreciate older cards..... but there are some out there that insist on collecting cards from the 50's that are razor sharp and encased in plastic.
I don't get it... but to each their own. That's what makes this hobby great.
Me? I need to feel the cardboard. Some of you right now are nodding... you know what I mean.
Going back a little bit, Anthony at Poor Old Baseball Cards decided to give some of his treasures away. Standard fare around the blogging world... all of us do it at some point. But a name caught my eye.
Giving away Warren Spahn? So I read further. Yep. Anthony was giving away a 1958 Topps All Star Warren Spahn card.
Sweet Mamma Jamma.
What do I have to do?
And to be honest, I have no idea what I had to do.... I left a comment about being willing to give up a kidney for that card.... and *BAM* it's in my mailbox a couple of weeks later.
IT'S WARREN SPAHN!!! THE GREATEST LEFT HANDED PITCHER EVAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am awestruck at it's beauty.
And it fits nicely on the same page as my '58 Eddie Matthews All Star. Now to fill the space between them with some guy named Hank.