Since I really don't collect "modern" baseball cards, my trips to the local baseball card shop consists of looking through major/minor stars of the 1950, 60s and 70s.
So on a recent trip I came across this 1953 example of Dizzy Trout.
I'm not going to lie: The thing that first drew me to this card was Trout's glasses. I know it's a dumb reason to buy a card but his glasses had 1953 written all over them.
The next reason I bought the card was the individual on it. While I had heard of Dizzy Trout, before buying the card I probably could never tell you a thing about him.
You see, one of the reasons I buy poor old baseball cards is to learn more about the player. Once I get back from the LBCS, I usually head straight for the laptop and either google or wiki the players name.
Thank God for the Internet.
And while this card cost me about $5, I consider it a good investment. At least it gets me to learn more about an old baseball player I would otherwise be clueless about.