Friday, January 11, 2013

Tyler Goeddel on baseball cards

Third Baseman Tyler Goeddel was the Rays' first round draft pick in 2011, and made his big league debut in 2012 at Bowling Green, hitting .246 with 6 HR, 46 RBI and 30 SB. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards. 

Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?  
I do. When I had my first card deal and had to sign a set of about 2000, I still had not finalized my signature.  I signed the first 500 or so the way I had been signing my whole life, until I realized that I did not like the way it looked.  So I practiced a new signature which I liked better and signed the rest of the 1500 with the new signature.  The card company was skeptical that I had signed all of them since i changed signatures, so I had to send them a video of me doing both signatures just to prove they were real!

Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?
My favorite card of all time has to be my Barry Bonds rookie card.
Do you collect baseball cards?
As a young kid I did a little bit of collecting, but I have not been collecting any cards recently. 

Thanks! Here is a card of him from my collection, from 2011 Bowman.

1 comment:

  1. That's an awesome story about the sig. Hoping he turns it up for the Rays!