Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mike Drumright on baseball cards

Mike Drumright pitched for nine seasons in the minor leagues, mostly in the Tigers and Marlins organizations. His best season was 1996 when he went 6-4 with a 3.97 ERA at AA Jacksonville. Now the Manager of Artistic Marble & Granite in Wichita, KS, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

- Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?  I remember the first time I signed a card contract and that experience was pretty memorable.  I was sent boxes and boxes of cards to sign with dozens of pens to sign thousands of cards.  It took several weeks and lots of pens, but I recall how badly my hand hurt and hard it was to replicate your signature that many times in a row.
- Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?  Now that I am way older and have been retired, they are all my favorites.  I think my kids have enjoyed sharing that their dad has a baseball card.
- Do you collect baseball cards?  I don’t collect cards anymore and haven’t for a very long time but I used to as a young boy.  My dad helped me and my younger brother learn how to collect cards and that was something we did together for many years.  I still have all my cards stored away somewhere.


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