Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brian Stavisky on baseball cards

Outfielder Brian Stavisky played in the A's, Angels and Phillies organizations from 2002 to 2010, hitting .305 with 77 HR and 423 RBI in 773 games. Now a Financial Advisor Associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"The one story/memory that comes to mind with my Topps/Bowman baseball cards is how cool it was to hear about people from my small hometown, Port Allegany, PA, buying packs at local stores and finding my cards in them.  I thought it was really cool to have a card deal with Topps/Bowman in 2005, where I signed several thousand for distribution in regular packs throughout the country.  Sometimes people I knew opened packs to find my cards mixed in with the cards of major league all-stars and future hall of famers.  It was pretty awesome for both myself and my hometown community.
This is my favorite card of myself, although some of the other ones look pretty cool, too:
I no longer collect baseball cards, but I did for several years growing up.  From around ages 8 to 17 I collected cards every chance I could.  I haven't looked at my collection in a while, but as I get older it will be a fun thing to look back on.  Also, most of my friends growing up collected cards, too, and we would often take the cards we had and create lineups for backyard wiffleball games and homerun derbies.  Those were some great times!"

Thanks! I don't have that card, but here is one I do have from 2005 Topps Heritage.

1 comment:

  1. Do you collect cards of Stavisky? I may have an auto of his.