Don’t get me started talkin’ baseball! I love it.

This comes from Bo Rosny http://borosny.blogspot.com/  He asked me some questions regarding my baseball card experience and posted it on his blog about baseball and baseball cards.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jeremy McGarity on baseball cards

Jeremy McGarity pitched in the Cardinals organization from 1989 to 1994. His best season was 1993, when he went 9-7 with a 3.89 ERA. Now pastor at Seven San Diego Church, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

“I love baseball cards! I grew up collecting them and hoping one day I could have my own baseball card.I was disappointed when I signed with St. Louis and was sent to Peoria, AZ for rookie league and learned that we would NOT be getting a baseball card that year. I don’t know why but we didn’t get one done that year. Maybe they viewed that league as Pre-Rookie or something 🙂

Anyway, the next year in Johnson City I heard we would be getting baseball cards. After the season I received a package and opened it up an saw the one of me pitching in Johnson City. I was ecstatic! So thankful. And, It has remained my favorite card of all of them. A close second is a baseball card we did in Duluth, Mn. for the Dukes in the independent Northern League, 1996 or 1997 I think.

The other card I like is the Bowman 1992 card. It’s unique in that I was in street clothes and I was named a top ten prospect during the off-season so it has some special meaning.

I rarely collect cards today but I still have a lot of cards from the 70’s and 80’s and I have some I got my kids going collecting from 2000’s. Whenever there are card shows or a card shop (rare these days in San Diego) I look through the cards looking for my favorite players.

My favorite player of all time is Nolan Ryan. I have some of his cards and just really appreciate the way he went about the game. I am also a Babe Ruth fan. So, I’ve got some prints of him etc… ”