not sure if you heard all of the cool kids talking about it or not, but there was a card show here in Calgary this weekend. A big one. Well.... a big one for Calgary. It was quite small actually, but we take what we can get here.
There was one seller, whom I'm pretty sure we will never see again here, had some vintage baseball.
So I bought three cards. I'll show the first off here. It's a little bit older than what I normally feature on here, but just to keep the kids interested, I'll tell you it's a ROOKIE CARD!!!!! MOJO SICKZ!!!
Here is my very first Play Ball card. It's from the 1940 set. Meet Johnny Cooney.
In 20 years.
He actually held (maybe still does) a record of most games played before hitting his first home run. His rookie year was in 1921 and a mere 18 years later*, in 1939 he hit his first home run.
Then the very next afternoon he hit his 2nd (and last) home run. Talk about a streak hitter.
Johnny was on a table of one of those sellers that puts high sticker prices on and then puts up a sign exclaiming 50% OFF!!!!!!
Whatever. For $5 he came home with me. A lot like a girl I knew in college. *BOOM*
Johnny Cooney < --------------------- LINK
Born March 18, 1901, Died July 8, 1986. Interred Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton Florida.
Section 12, Row D, West wing south side, grave 2
*Johnny didn't play between 1931 and 1934.