Jeff Schaefer played five years in the major leagues as an infielder for the White Sox, Mariners and A's. He is now the Co-Founder of the Carolinas Baseball Center in Charlotte. He kindly took the time to answer my questions about baseball cards.
- Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?
Donruss card # 525 is an error card. Tino Martinez' picture is on the front but everything else about the card is mine. My Aunt told me she had the card on her dresser and was waiting for me to get to spring training in Arizona to sign it for her. Each time I spoke to her she kept saying how big I looked on the card. I didn't pay much attention to her comments about the card. When I arrived in Arizona for spring training she gave me the card to sign and I realized it was not my picture...It was Tino and he certainly wasn't much bigger than I was.
- Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?
Your favorite baseball card is always you first big league "rookie" card. You get one of those and you have arrived.
- Do you collect baseball cards?
I have boxes of cards that have been given to me over the years but I am not a collector.