Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baseball card stories from Kip Gross

Kip Gross pitched in the major leagues from 1990-1993 and 1999-2000 for the Reds, Dodgers, Red Sox and Astros. In between he pitched for several years in Japan. He is now the pitching coach for the Victoria Seals of the Golden Baseball League, an independent minor league. He kindly shared with me his baseball card experiences.

"I do not collect cards but I've collected single signed baseballs for a long time. I have about 2/3 of all the HOF.

I used to bunt in all my minor league cards. One lady photographer would not allow me to bunt so instead I had a knuckleball grip. I never threw one knuckleball in my 15 years."

Thanks! I couldn't find a picture of him bunting, but here you can clearly see the knuckleball grip.

Here is a major league Kip Gross card from my collection, from 1992 Fleer.

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