I got an e-mail a few weeks ago from a reader of this blog alerting me to an eBay auction of a 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle.
When I looked up the card, I found this beauty: the same card I had actually been monitoring for a few days. It's like this card was made for this site.
How could I resist – even at $26.09.
When the envelope came in the mail a few days ago, it was postmarked Massachusetts.
I wish I knew the story behind this card.
Was it altered by a disgruntled Red Sox fan? Was it taped to a bedpost reminding its owner of the hated Yankees? Would the original artist have applied his hand if he knew the card would someday be worth a bundle?
All questions I will never know the answers to.
But it's fun wondering, isn't it?