First, the card...
...this big beauty is from the 1967 Dexter Press set. These cards are big, 5 1/2" by 7" big. And they're full color and glossy--really nice cards. The cards were part of a giveaway sponsored by Coke. If you collected enough Coke bottle caps that had baseball players' pictures, you could redeem them for a team set of 12 cards. The Fleer Sticker Project has detailed posts about the cards here and one of the photographers here.
The backs are pretty plain--just the basic player information and no stats.
So that's the card...now the guilt.
Usually these cards, especially for a Hall of Famer like Billy, will run $10-$20. For $1.99 I got this card plus five other Cubs. That gives me half the team set for a mere two bucks. Why such a good deal? Because the ebay seller didn't really know what he had.
The cards were listed as "Chicago Cubs 1967 5x7.5 Inch Photo Cards". "Dexter Press" was missing from the entire listing, which means that anyone with a saved search for these wouldn't have found out about them. Plus the size was listed incorrectly.
I was the only bidder, and I got a deal...and some guilt. I kinda feel like I took advantage of the seller. I knew what he had, but he didn't. Should I have sent him a message and told him about the Dexter Press label? Anyone else get themselves into the same type of situation, where you knew that you were getting a good deal due to the seller's lack of knowledge? Feel guilty about it?
I never messaged the seller and I'll have to live with the guilt of that and with six cards for two bucks.
Now that I've got half the set, I'll be slowly chasing the other six. I doubt I'll get the same bargain.