The only problem was money. I technically had enough, but that was earmarked for a card show that was coming the next weekend (yes, this was a while ago). I was very anxious about it, when finally I remembered something.
My Uncle Charlie, a little after Christmas, had asked if there was something he could get me for a late Christmas present. Being me, I had kept on putting it off, which turned out well. I had originally planned on asking for just a baseball book or two, so it turned out to be very providential that I put it off.
Late that night, with my mind still going way past it's normal rate, I had bought the Fred Merkle, which my Uncle got for me, and another card.
Also, he won 354 professional games, most of them in the majors and the Pacific Coast League, the best minor league at that time.
And here are the backs, from when they knew how to make good backs. T206 had simple but attractive backs, and T205 was one of the very first sets to have statistics on the back.They were both Sweet Caporal cards, which is interesting.
Thanks for reading, and also thanks to Uncle Charlie, who made these cards possible.