Ever since I was a little kid, I was fascinated very old baseball cards. Obviously they were rare and valuable, but that didn't matter to me at all. To me, they each told a story. The artist defining the player, in a moment in history when everything was changing. A magical glimpse into the past.
Who were these men? Were they legends? Were they part time butchers or welders. Was this their one year in the light of this young sport? Years later looking at their card late at night. Looking back.
They played when the pay was for a job to play-- labor to entertain a crowd. Owners paid rent and food, but there were no agents, no royalties, no ESPN. They played because they loved the game. These cards capture that promise. The light in their eye to be part of the dream.
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