Date: June 5, 2021
Time of Bid: 11:39:59 PM
Card: 1954 Topps #8 Bobby Young
Price: $1.98 (+ free shipping)
Did you see the asterisk in the post title? Well, that's because I was under the influence of nothing but high-quality H2O on that evening. Since June 2, I've been abstaining from all of my vices (excepting June 11, the last day of school). I even made myself a little check-off chart to hold myself to the strict regimen. This program, which ends today, includes an edict to go for a run, do kettlebell exercises in my basement, eat a healthy OMAD meal, and abstain from snacks, alcohol, and soda. So, when I bought this card, my head was clear, my senses sharp.
The seller listed this card with "POOR" in the title, but to me, this is how cards from the 1950s should look. Rounded corners indicate love, and if all the paper from the back is intact, that's good enough for me. A Baltimore man, Young got to play for his hometown Orioles for two seasons, sandwiched between a rookie cuppa with the Cardinals, a few years with the St. Louis Browns, and then Cleveland. A negative 2.1 career WAR isn't great, but he made it farther than most ever do.