Kris Benson pitched nine seasons in the major leagues, mostly for the Pirates and Mets, winning 70 games. Now Managing Director at Monarch Wealth & Business Management, a NY-based financial services firm that represents high level athletes, entertainers, business professionals, and high net-worth individuals, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.
- Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?
The first card that I had was a dual Topps card with myself and Billy Koch. We shot it at the Clemson University campus Botanical Gardens. Since it's my first card, that's my favorite.
- Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?
I have some nice cards. Rookie cards of Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, and Rickey Henderson are very cool.
- Do you collect baseball cards?
I only collected cards for a handful of years. I use to collect sets in the late-80's, but then they started getting too expensive for my pockets at the time. I started collecting a few special cards here and there. Over the last 10 years though, I haven't done any collecting. Maybe I should look into it again...