Friday, February 26, 2010

Donn Pall on baseball cards

Donn Pall pitched for the White Sox, Phillies, Yankees, Cubs and Marlins between 1988 and 1998, going 24-23 with 10 saves and a 3.63 ERA. He is now a Vice President of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He kindly shared his thoughts on baseball cards.

"The first couple of years in the major leagues, it was an absolute thrill to see a baseball card of myself. That's when you knew you actually "made it".

I collected cards as a kid growing up. Like everyone else, my mom eventually threw them away. I remember putting certain cards of the "not so good players" in the spokes of my bike to make the motorcycle sound. Some kids were probably doing that with my cards too.

I have no stories though. No real favorite card. I did like the ones from Upper Deck that would print out a paragraph about the player and quotes from people about them."

Thanks! He seems to be referring to the Circa sets from 1996-1998, like this one of Wade Boggs. (Pall did not appear in those sets.)

Here is my favorite card of Pall, because it's the closest I have to a Yankee card of him.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite collectibles is an autographed Donn Pall baseball. I could care less that I probably couldn't give it away. The sentimental value is special enough for me. I loved the fact that Pall grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago as a Sox fan and started his career for them.