Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Baseball card stories from Jeff Salazar

Outfielder Jeff Salazar played four seasons in the major leagues for the Rockies, Diamondbacks and Pirates. In 168 games he hit .232 with 4 HR and 31 RBI. Now the owner of FlowWraps, which makes arm wrappings for pitchers that are designed to help reduce injuries, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I don't collect cards anymore, but I still have my collection from when * was a kid. They are still very precious to me. Ozzie Smith and Barry Bonds were my 2 favorite to collect. I have over 100 different Bonds cards. I remember saving up enough money, riding my bike to the baseball card store and buying Bonds' rookie card for $35. 

One story about my own cards...there's one of me in a Dbacks uniform, but I took the pic in a Rockies uniform. They made an error on the pic because they didn't edit my entire pants legs. You can see Rockies pinstripes from the calf down."

1 comment:

  1. That is a great story and photo about the photoshopping mistake.