By Dan Gutman
Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He is familiar with every thing there's to grasp in regards to the online game -- other than the right way to play good. His strong point is awesome out. Stosh appears like a true loser, and while he's taking a low-paying task cleansing a number of junk out of his neighbor's attic, he feels even worse -- till he comes throughout a bit piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His center is racing. His mind is racing. He can infrequently think his eyes. Stosh has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner -- the main worthwhile baseball card on the earth! And he is approximately to determine that it is worthy much more than money....
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I always had a special feeling about baseball cards, and now I understood what that feeling was. A base- 39 DAN GUTMAN ball card, for me, could be like a time machine. With a 1909 Honus Wagner card in my hand, I wished I could meet Honus, and he traveled through time to fulfill my wish. Cool! If a baseball card could be a time machine, the possibilities were unlimited. I could get a Ty Cobb baseball card and bring back The Georgia Peach. Or Jackie Robinson. Or “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Why, I could bring Babe Ruth to my bedroom to talk about his glory years with the Yankees!
We spotted a guy watchin’ us. We thought he was a cop, so we ran like the dickens. ” “Not right away. I played cute, pretendin’ I wasn’t interested. Finally, Barrow says to me, ‘Isn’t there somethin’ I can do for you? ’ I told him I’d like to have a bag of bananas. So he ran out, bought a bag of bananas, and gave it to me. How could I refuse him? I signed for thirtyfive dollars a month and a bag of bananas. Next thing I knew I was in the big leagues playing for the Louisville Colonels. ” “For three years.
Not bad, Stosh,” Honus shouted when he saw I was out of breath. ” I grabbed the bat and drew a strike zone on the cement wall with a rock. ” I hollered as he paced off sixty feet. “Heck, I twirl a few games when the regular pitchers are worn out. I don’t have much of a curve, but I throw hard. ” Honus went into his windup and whipped the ball over. I could barely see it. “Whoa! ” He slowed it down a little on the next one, but all I hit was air. “Don’t twist your body all up! ” He threw another one and I fouled it off to the right.