It's an N22 Racing Colors of the World card of William Hendrie. Well, not of William Hendrie himself, but of a girl wearing the racing silks of his stable. After posting about it, I stuck it in a binder with the rest of my Allen & Ginter cards and forgot about it. A little over a year later I got an e-mail asking about the card. The person who e-mailed me turned out to be William Hendrie's great great granddaughter. She wanted a copy of the card for her father, so I traded it to her. That's right, I traded a 120 year old card, just like that. What a heartwarming story! So what did I get in return, you ask?
Nolan Ryan saves the day! Hooray! Check out that card. 1970 Topps (or is it?). Playoff game! Ryan in mid pitch. A chomp out of the bottom corner of the card. How perfect is that? So who was Ryan pitching against anyway?
Eliminatoires? That doesn't sound good...
Mets 7, Braves 4??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Aaaaaah! The Mets beat the Braves! That's not good at all! The pain! The horror! The - Oh, cool! It's an O-Pee -Chee card! I don't think I have any 1970 O-Pee-Chees. And hey, it's the Ryan Express. I can overlook a Braves loss for an early Ryan card.
There were also a few hockey cards along with the Ryan including this beaut:
Jaques LaPerriere second team All-Star. This is the first card I have from this set and it's pretty cool looking. I think I did pretty well for myself, if I say so myself. Thanks for the cards great great granddaughter of William Hendrie!
Note: I misspelled Mets up above as Mats and didn't catch it because the spell checker passed it by. I changed it to Mets and the red line of mistake came up under the word because Mets is inherently wrong. That's my kind of spell checker!