Above is a great historical item recently auctioned on eBay. It is a photo card of President Abraham Lincoln and his Generals from the Civil War. This is a rare item from a very trusted and reliable sports collectibles dealer from San Diego.
Now, you might be asking, what does this card have to do with Baseball? My answer would be not very much. I just like the piece.
Although... I could rightly argue that Baseball owes its popularity in this country as America's pastime to the Civil War. Afterall, Baseball spread from state to state as soldiers marched from town to town. During their "down times" soldiers would get together and play ball. Baseball soon spread across the country like a wildfire in the Angeles Forest during a hot summer season.