As part of my relentless effort to increase page views, I have put together a slide show of vintage baseball cards for today’s Orange County Register online, just in time for opening day of the Angels.

No, I’m actually not a huge baseball fan (though I enjoy it), nor am I a particularly knowledgeable historian of the game.

But putting together this slide show of old baseball cards from the Library of Congress collection and searching for information on the players, some quite obscure, turned out to be a pretty fun job. I’ll not forget Dummy Hoy. The captions to the slides contain the information I gleaned over the last few weeks.

Click here to see Antique baseball cards: From Cy to Ty with Angels in between