So, I was leafing vacantly through some cards a couple days ago, looking for some cards for a trade, when I came across this card:
"Holy smokes, I know him," I thought. "That's the next American League Rookie of the Year."
And, so it is.
Now, it was a nice surprise for me. But when I think of it, I suppose a prospector wouldn't get the exact same feeling. He'd know all about Bailey already and probably had known who he was when Bailey was in high school. He'd certainly have more than this one, lonely, base card of Bailey. The news of Bailey's award might be the prospector's cue to start selling his cards.
But, for some reason, I prefer to wander cluelessly through my collection some days, looking forward to what card can surprise me this time.
It makes collecting fun.