NOTE: I posted this earlier today, and somehow it showed up as having been posted back in April. Dunno why. Not losing sleep over it.
Given that I’ve been actively collecting for nearly 40 years, one would think that I’d have some amazingly old cards. One would be wrong.
For whatever reason, I’ve never been interested in pre-1950′s cards. Out of the however-many thousands of cards I own, I’ve got only a handful of cards from before 1956, and this 1951 Bowman Wes Westrum is the oldest one of the bunch.
I wish I had some great story to tell, but the details behind this card are pretty mundane. I ran across it at a show, it was cheap because of its condition, Wes Westrum once managed the Mets, and my mother had been a New York Giants fan (until they moved to San Francisco). All that combined for a “What the heck” moment.
So unlike many of you out there, there are no vintage tobacco cards for me. I think I might be able to keep myself occupied with cards from the last 60 years, anyway.