Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“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.”


1911 T205
Forrest D. "Hick" Cady

It's been a while since I purchased a poor old baseball card. While surfing eBay earlier in the week, this T205 caught my eye.

It had all the characteristics I look for: Creases, folds, old and somewhat rare.

So I bit the bullet and bought this for about $15. I know it seems like too much for a total beater but this card had one thing going for it that made it worthwhile:  it's of a minor leaguer.

There are only 12 minor league cards in the T205 set. They are not only rarer than your typical T205 card, they also demand a premium.

Shown here as a member of the Eastern League's Newark Indians, Hick Cady eventually moved on to become a backup catcher with the Boston Red Sox where he was a member of three World Championship teams (1912, 15-16).

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