Saturday, May 31, 2014

Shawn Boskie on baseball cards

Shawn Boskie pitched nine seasons in the major leagues for the Cubs, Phillies, Mariners, Angels, Orioles and Expos. He won 49 games and struck out 494 batters. Now the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Arizona Christian University, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

- Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?  My favorite cards are signed to me from some of my favorite teammates.  These include Jim Abbott, Tony Phillips, Lenny Dykstra, Andre Dawson.  I happen to have a card of myself with some NFL football player’s bio and stats on the back.  That is funny….I’m sure he’s saying that he has a card of his with some MLB guy’s photo on the other side.
- Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player?  My favorite card is by far and away the Donruss 90 “The Rookies” card.  Green border.  It is the first MLB card that I ever saw.  I knew that I was really in the big leagues when I saw that.

 - Do you collect baseball cards?  Nope.  Just a few that mean something to me personally.

Thanks! I don't have that card, but here is one from my collection, from 1991 Donruss.