For all of you wondering where I’d been, I’m back! …And yet I hadn’t gone anywhere in the first place.
Oh, I should also point out that you shouldn’t be fooled by the redesign, I am the same guy that used to use this as his header:
Summary of the past 3 weeks: Blogger’s blogrolls started to mysteriously ignore my new posts. I tried numerous things, decided to revamp my blog’s appearance, tried numerous other things, nothing worked and I gave up trying. As soon as the white flag came out, Blogger decided it had messed with me enough and blogrolls started acting like nothing had ever been wrong.
No matter, no matter. This is still a cause for celebration. I feel like I should break out something I’ve been keeping in reserve, something of a 1956 vintage that I’d acquired a few months ago…
Joe Frazier played for the Cardinals, Reds and Orioles in the mid-1950’s, but I bought this card because he also managed the Mets in 1976 and at the beginning of 1977… and because it was relatively cheap. I’m pretty sure that all of these cards were $2 and under.
Johnny Antonelli was a 5-time All-Star, had two 20-win seasons and lead the league in ERA in 1954.
I bought the card solely because I liked it, but afterwards I found out that Antonelli had been sold to the Mets in October, 1961, but he decided that he should spend more time with his family, so his contract was returned to the Braves and he never pitched again.
I just love the odd pose that Mayo Smith is depicted in.
Allright, ya hayseeds, it’s a stickup! Everybody freeze… Everybody down on the ground.
I mainly got this card because I liked the action on it, but it also falls into the “Managers before they were managers” theme I’ve been collecting. Whitey Lockman managed the Cubs when I first started following baseball in 1974.
Don Mossi. ‘Nuff said.
Update: One hour after publishing, this post is not appearing in the blogrolls. #^@% you too, Blogger.