This is my favorite kind of card: The free kind.
Here's the deal: I bought a couple of cards on eBay about a month ago and after a few weeks the cards had not arrived. I wasn't really that worried since I had purchased stuff from this seller before.
I actually bought two lots and the seller was honest enough to combine shipping and actually sent me money back. When I got the cards in the mail, included were two $1 bills in a small envelope. And when I took a look at the cards, I found this 1951 Bowman between them.
I never ordered the card so I e-mailed the seller asking what I should do with the it. She wrote back to keep it since the order took so long to process.
Sweet! I scored. Thanks to an honest eBayer.
One of the first things I did after getting the card was read its back. And I wasn't disappointed.
It seems that Jones' nickname was "Available." While in the minors, Jones' pitching coach asked if anyone was ready to pitch. He replied, "I'm available."
You can't make these things up.