“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade
beat up cards and feature them on your blog.
That’s awesome. Totally different than all the
other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”
Jack "Stuffy" McInnis
In 19 major league seasons, Stuffy McInnis hit .307 with 2,405 hits and 1,063 RBI.
But McInnis is probably best known as being a member of Connie Mack's $100,000 infield with the Philadelphia Athletics. McInnis played first base while Eddie Collins played second, Frank"Home Run" Baker third, and Jack Barry shortstop. $100,000 was a ton of money in 1909.
McInnis was also a member of the World Champion Boston Red Sox in 1918.
This card was distributed with American Caramels in 1921. While the back of the card says that 80 players appear in this set, there were actually a bunch more.
I wonder how the A's payroll of the early 1910s translates into today's money. Somehow I don't think they would get close to the money paid to the left side of the Yankees infield.
Heck, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter alone make nearly $50 million dollars between the two of them.