Saturday, January 29, 2011

Baseball card story from Lance Broadway

Lance Broadway was the White Sox number one pick in the 2005 draft, reaching the major leagues just two years later. Last season he pitched in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I'm not sure if it was for a card or just a picture. I don't remember completely but I thought it was for a Just Minors card. I was playing with Winston Salem at the time and the photographer wanted me to get on the mound and throw a ball at him as if I were pitching. I've seen the picture and it looks great but the throws before were not so much. I nearly smoked the guy a few times. I told him I didn't think it was a good idea but he insisted so i let it fly. Gotta say I was more nervous about those few throws than any other in my career.... I don't really have a favorite baseball card of mine. Any that I ever had I gave away so I didn't have to look at the stats on the back! And no I don't collect cards anymore. I did as a kid but I ruined most of the ones I had."

Thanks! Here is his Just Minors card from Winston Salem.

Here is the one card I have of him, from the block of 2008 Topps Opening Day cards I got in my trade with Smed.

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