Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ben Petrick on baseball cards

Ben Petrick played in parts of five seasons for the Rockies and Tigers. In 669 major league at-bats (equivalent to one full season) he hit 27 home runs and had 94 RBI. Forced to retire at the age of 27 due to the effects of Parkinson's Disease, he is now the head instructor at Baseball Mastery as well as a high school baseball and football coach. He kindly took the time to answer my inquires about baseball cards.

"There are some cards of myself that I like more than others, I tend to like the offensive cards, like hitting action shots rather than catching cards. I don't collect cards anymore, but growing up it was one of my favorite hobbies."

Thanks, Ben!

This is the only card I have of him in my collection, and it is a catching card:

So here is a great hitting action shot of a card I found on the internet:

2 comments:

  1. Dammn. I was always wondering what happened to Petrick! I remember he was supposed to be kind of a big deal for the Rockies, and I had a ton of his cards at one time (sadly all yard sale-d away). Good to see that he's still active in athletics, and I hope his fight with Parkinson's is going well.

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  2. Saw Ben at AAA All Star Game fanfest and he was looking well. Nice Guy

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