Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tommy John on baseball cards

Tommy John pitched for 26 seasons in the major leagues, winning 288 games. A four-time all-star, he was twice a runner-up in the Cy Young Award voting, and was the inaugural inductee into the Hall of Very Good in 2012. Now the owner of the Tommy John Pitching Academy and the Let's Do It Foundation, which aims to prevent youth sports injuries, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I just remember when I saw my rookie card. Double card with Bob Chance. I was really proud of that card. I don't collect cards. Never did as a boy either. Wish I did."

Thanks! Here is a card of him from my collection, from 1982 Fleer.

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