Frank Catalanotto played fourteen seasons in the major leagues, hitting .291 in over 4000 at-bats. Now the owner of vitamin supplement company Proven 4 and the Frank Catalanotto Foundation, which raises money and awareness for the Vascular Birthmark Foundation. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.
"I was a big baseball card collector when I was growing up. Some of my favorites were my Don Mattingly and Dave Winfield rookie cards. I was a huge Yankee fan. When I got to the major leagues I always made sure I got a bunch of my cards from that particular year. My favorite card of myself is a 2002 Donruss Elite which has my career best .330 BA on the front of the card. The only story I have about cards of myself and others is in the spring of 2008 a bunch of us on the Texas Rangers decided to grow mustaches so we would have baseball cards with mustaches on them. I grew a fu manchu and have a card of myself that looks pretty funny. Out of the 8 or 9 guys that said they were going to do it, there wound up being only 3 or 4 that actually went through with it. "
Thanks! I looked at all the Rangers in 2008 Topps Heritage online and the others with mustaches are Ramon Vazquez and Milton Bradley.
The card aisle on the other side of the fence
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