There were just three cards in the set that I'd consider to be Cubs cards. The first two I grabbed back in December with no problem.
Poor Frank Chance had a painful day and the Cubs and Phillies had a crazy day.
But the third card, #13, proved to be a real pain. Every day I'd search Ebay, COMC, and Beckett. I bookmarked the search so it was just three quick daily clicks. And each day I'd come up empty. For nearly six months the cards was nowhere to be found.
I finally got one, but not the easy way. I found an auction that listed a ten card lot and my missing #13 was in the lot. Since this was the first time I saw one, I decided I'd go after the lot. I wasn't sure when a single would ever show up, so I figured I needed to act now. Luckily for me the lot had almost no bidding and I got all ten cards for $5.54.
Here is the elusive #13:
Poor Jimmy St. Vrain ran to third instead of first.
The root of his problem was that he was a lefty that batted right handed. I'm a lefty and I bat right handed, too. Like him, I wasn't much of a hitter.
Unlike him, I know which base is first base....I made outs there all the time!