Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jim Edmonds on baseball cards

Jim Edmonds played seventeen years in the major leagues, mostly for the Angels and Cardinals, hitting 393 home runs and winning eight gold gloves, making him one of the best outfielders of his era. Now the owner of the Jim Edmonds 15 Steakhouse in St. Louis, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I collected baseball cards as a kid. But not many. I didn't have a lot of money growing up. So baseball cards weren't a priority. Don't know where any of them would be today. Having a card of yourself was one of the coolest things when you're a young player. Nowadays, I save them for my kids. My favorite card is one with Darryl Kile and myself on the same one."

Thanks! I found one card with Edmonds and his close friend, the late Darryl Kile, though there are other players on the card as well.

Here is a card of Edmonds from my collection, from 2003 SP Authentic.

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