Updated: May 2, 2019
Remember as a kid, anytime you got a baseball card, regardless of the significance, you held onto it closely, in the hopes that one day it would be worth thousands? I remember every chance I got I would get a card pack, sometimes at the most random places. From
years of collecting, I accumulated hundreds of cards.
The unique part about this is my card collection joined my dad’s collection that he spent hours collecting as a kid. Something special that has been with him for nearly 50 years.
As I sit back and think back on it, there is no telling what kind of cards we have in there.
There was never a moment when I was collecting cards that I thought I would open a pack of cards and see my face and name on the front.
The dream of playing in the MLB has always been in the back of my head, but when I first was presented with the opportunity to sign a contract with Topps, one of the premiere card brands, I was in shock; I never dreamed anything like that would happen to me!
As I sit in my room, finishing up signing nearly 6,000 cards and stickers, I can’t believe the release of my first ever 1st Edition Bowman Signature Series Card releases this week!
For a good laugh and to show you what goes on behind the scenes, I will give you an insight of what it looks like with me trying to sign thousands and thousands of cards.
During the off-season, I was sent a 46 pound box full of cards and stickers. Being extremely OCD and organized, I was set out to find the most efficient and effective way to do this. Through a few different trial and errors, I found out what works the best.
And it goes like 👇
🏠 Sit at a clear table in the house that has room to roll around in my office chair
🎵 Turn on some tunes
📦 Grab a box full of approximately 400 cards
🏷 Lay out all the cards in two rows wrapping around the table
🧤 Throw on my gloves (You will laugh at this... I am a weird dude)
🔄 Start making circles around the table
✍🏻 As you sign, someone comes behind you and replaces the card with a non-signed one (fortunately enough, my awesome sister-in-law, Allison helped and cut the time in half)
🎁 Stack the signed cards up, put them back in the box
🔁 Grab ANOTHER box and REPEAT!
👉 Share this BLOG on Facebook and tag a friend and you will enter into a chance to win my FIRST EVER card I receive from TOPPS.
👀 Also, if you are interested, I have games used bats for sale! Here is the link! BATS