(I am rapidly trying to type this out in the few moments I have before life takes over again. If this post ends in the middle of a sentence, you'll know why. Time for Cardboard Appreciation. This is the 201st in a series):
I'm sure with all of the people in the hobby who limit their collections to rookie cards, somebody somewhere has a list or a post of the best rookie cards of all-time.
But it's not complete if this one isn't on it.
Jim Golden celebrated his 78th birthday the other day. He played just four years in the major leagues, and only two -- in 1961 and 1962 -- did he pitch what you could call a full season.
But he has one of the finest first-year cards I have ever seen.
"That there is a baseball, son. And I'm going to send it your way with spin and misdirection. And you're going to return to the bench amazed with what you saw.
Tell your friends."
Congrats, Mr. Golden, on your excellent debut on cardboard.