Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman

By Dan Gutman

Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He understands every little thing there's to grasp concerning the online game -- other than find out how to play good. His area of expertise is outstanding out. Stosh sounds like a true loser, and whilst he is taking a low-paying activity cleansing a number of junk out of his neighbor's attic, he feels even worse -- until eventually 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 helpful baseball card on this planet! And he is approximately to determine that it truly is worthy much more than money....

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To play in the big leagues. Even if it was just for one at-bat. I just want to know what it feels like. ” “Do you have a dream now, Honus? ” “To win the World Series,” he said right away. “I played in the first one, in 1903. We won three of the first four games. But then our pitchin’ gave out, and I couldn’t hit a beach ball. Made six errors. ” 54 HONUS AND ME My brother Will was a pretty good ballplayer. Will wasn’t interested in playing professionally, but I was. So when they gave Will a tryout, I hopped a freight train to Steubenville and showed up in his place.

I guess I was borin’ you with my stories, ’cause you fell asleep right in the middle of one of ’em. So I climbed out your window. ” 48 HONUS AND ME I turned around. It was Honus. 49 DAN GUTMAN “Where’d you get those clothes? ” “Thanks. Somebody was throwin’ ’em away and I grabbed ’em just before the garbage man came down the street. ” “You must be starved, Honus. ” “In 1909,” he laughed. ” There was a little luncheonette around the corner, and the dogs followed us there. I got a sandwich to go and a Pepsi to wash it down.

I still wasn’t convinced the guy was Honus Wagner. ” I asked. He thought about that for a moment. ” “Well,” he said, shaking his head. “I haven’t hit ’em all yet. I hope I haven’t anyway. ” I asked him. “Why, it’s 1909, of course,” he responded. ” I went over to my desk, picked up my calendar, and handed it to him. ” He was genuinely shocked. ” “I didn’t say nothin’, Stosh. ” he said, puzzled. ” “Never mind. ” I asked. “I don’t know, Stosh. All I know is, somethin’ very powerful brought me to you.

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