Date: September 4, 2021
Time of Bid: 2:57:53 AM
Card: 1959 Topps #46 Camille Henry
What Was I Thinking?:
Well, this might be the first card in this series that I overpaid for. When it's nearly 3:00 in the morning, decision-making skills aren't what you'd call "sharp." This thing looks like it spent 30 years in the driver's-side sun visor of a Quebecois taxi cab, or jammed down the front of Dino Bravo's trunks for luck during big matches. One or the other.
You can read about Henry here, but you probably won't. Let me share the best part: His playing style earned him the nickname Camile "The Eel." Not bad.
There's quite a bit of ink missing from the back of this card, but the cartoon referee accompanying the trivia question makes up for it. The stick of dynamite is a nice touch, even though there's no real basis for its inclusion anywhere on the card.
This is now the oldest hockey card in my possession. Calling it a collection would be too generous, more just a bunch of things that I managed to acquire over the years.