Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Zack Parker on Baseball Cards

Zack Parker pitched professionally from 2001 to 2011, mostly in the Rockies organization. His best season was 2002, when he went 16-7 with a 4.01 ERA at Asheville. Now Assistant to the Head of TV at Parkes+MacDonald Productions in Santa Monica, CA, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"My favorite card of mine is my Asheville Tourists card from my first full season. I had just gotten braces and all the guys were trying to make me laugh so you could see my braces in the card. I have a weird grin because I was trying not to smile but all the guys were hooting and hollering.
[see middle right card below]
My favorite card of all time is probably the '90 Score card of Bo Jackson with the bat and the football pads. I remember buying it for $7 at a card show. Thought that was so cool and different than anything else I was seeing at the time. 

It's funny you noticed that S on my jersey. [I had asked him about the 2005 Bowman card I pulled the other day.] I can't remember whose it was but they had 3 or 4 of us step out of camp for the photo shoot and we were wearing black jerseys for that day's game. They wanted the pin stripes so we all wore the same one. I was surprised no one caught that."

Looking at the 2005 Bowman Rockies checklist, the only Rockies rookie whose name ends in S is Franklin Morales, so that is probably the jersey he is wearing on that card.

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