I just received my fourth order. This time I just wanted some vintage Angels cards. I trolled the lower end of the price ranges and got some
I know the design is simple, but I like it. Probably because its simple. Although, green nameplate for the Angels?
Speaking of backs of cards, you can learn alot on the backs of cards. I don't know about anybody else, but I usually flip a card almost immediately when I get one. I like looking at the stats, reading the commentary, seeing the minor league cities if they're listed. And this batch of cards reveals some good information.
For instance, I solved the mystery of Tom Egan's hat:
I also learned why the Angels weren't winning on the field:
But they were good in high school:
We can also learn how one player "led the club in batting", while his teammate "paced the Angels with a .276 mark"
Here we learn how a major league career ends:
Here we can learn about ballplaying relatives:
A little cross-promotion:
I think we collectors spend alot of time admiring the fronts of cards, or critiquing card designs and photos. But see how much fun is on the backs of cards?