Friday, October 16, 2015

Matt LaPorta on baseball cards

First baseman Matt LaPorta played four seasons for the Cleveland Indians. His best season was 2011, when he hit .247 with 11 HR and 53 RBI. Now a Loan Officer at SunTrust Mortgage in Tampa, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

- Do you have any stories about cards of yourself or of other players?  I am on a couple of USA cards with some pretty great players. David Price, Max Scherzer, Matt Wieters, JP Arencibia. We all played together on the college USA team. I am pretty proud of those cards. 

- Do you have a favorite card of yourself or of another player? I wouldn’t say that I have one particular card that is my favorite. I would say that my first ever baseball card ever would be the most special to me because growing up I always wanted to be on a baseball card.

- Do you collect baseball cards?
The only cards that I collected were my own. My good friend Chad help me collect all my cards, had them all PSA graded and put into cases. We then put them into a Pelican water/fireproof case to protect them. I wanted to preserve them so my kids can see and be able to pass them along to their kids. It was an honor to be on a baseball card. 


1 comment:

  1. LaPorta was a great prospect who just missed. He did allow the Brewers to get CC Sabathia for the 2008 stretch run, though.