Leaving for vacation tomorrow, hectic day of packing and preparation so here's a quick one. You know the drill, pretty self-explanatory...
As a player, Hank Johnson actually came up with the Yankees in the late '20s, and as a result got to pitch with some of the greatest players in the history of the game as teammates (names like Ruth and Gehrig).
Because of the poor condition, I was able to land this card for just $14 via Buy-It-Now. Not too shabby at all, especially given that the seller charged a reasonable $1.40 for shipping. You know what that means? $5 left in my "virtual blaster" budget. I looked over my eBay watch list and it didn't take me long to figure out how to fill the gap:
So there you have it, instead of dropping a $20 at Target I've got an 80+ year old Red Sox card and a '70s Nolan Ryan made by a cereal company. I'd call that a win!
While Watching the Padres/Jays game... - It took me one pitch to realize the Padres had an all 2/14 battery. Paul is one year older than Derek, give or take an hour or three. (1988 vs. 1989)