Matt Antonelli is a second baseman in the Padres organization. Antonelli, who played 21 games at the big league level for San Diego in 2008, is currently rehabbing from hand surgery but is expected to be playing at AAA Portland by July. He has a great blog at MatthewAntonelli.com. He kindly took the time to answer my questions about baseball cards.
Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?
I don't really have a favorite card of myself, but I definitely think it is cool to have the chance to be on a baseball card.
Do you collect baseball cards?
I stopped buying cards when I was around 14 years old, but I still have them all. I would guess I have around 2,000 of them. I was a big collector when I was younger. I spent a lot of my parents money buying them.
Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?
I have a card that came out a few years ago that isn't even me. It has my name on it, but the photo is of another player. The card is of him hitting, the only problem is that he is a left handed hitter and I am a right handed hitter. Plus we wear different uniforms.
Thanks! Unfortunately I could not find a picture of the card he was referring to. Here is a card of his that I do have, from 2009 Topps.
Keith Schmidt, First-Ever - 27
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