Wednesday, July 31, 2013

There's no such thing as Poor Old Warren Spahn.

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.
Warren Spahn.
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.
Okay, so it's corners aren't razor sharp anymore. It has a wee crease. And someone added a couple of pen marks.


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.


CaptKirk42 said...

I remember when he was having that contest. I think the only reason he put that Spahn on the giveaway block was it wasn't "poor" enough. LOL.

I'm on the same field as you with not minding if a vintage card is "crisp and clean, no caffeine". A while back I blogged about one of my beloved cards I've had since forever which is a "Poor Old FOOTBALL card" that I eventually found a replacement for, but I still hang onto the beat up beloved one.

night owl said...

Terrific card. Nothing about that card would make me not want to own it.

But your "greatest left-hander ever" comment is giving me that pain over my right eye.


Commishbob said...

'58 All Star Spahn..... Just a great card. Mine is no better than that and I love it.