So I was surfing the Internet a little more than a week ago and found myself gravitating to eBay.
And what was I looking for? Poor old baseball cards.
I quickly found these four 100-year-old cards with a best offer options. After my first offers were quickly denied, my second tries were accepted the next morning. I wonder if me buying all four cards helped.
All four came out to $35.
I think that's a pretty good deal considering ther age and the fact that these are not your run-of-the-mill cards.
When it comes to these old cards It really doesn't matter who the player is. I know I'm not going to find a Hall-of-Famer for less than $10. So part of the thrill is finding out about the player. And boy was I lucky.
Harry Lumley: In 1904, his rookie year, he led the league with 18 triples and nine home runs.
George Mullin: 29 wins in 1909 led the league; pitched the first no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers (1912).
Tommy Leach: The 1902 NL home run champ, he had six - all inside the park.
Red Dooin: Was a player-manager for the Phillies from 1910-1914.