A former first round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1991, Dmitri Young retired from the game following the 2009 season. During the latter half of his career, he built an amazing collection of rookie cards graded by PSA and denoting his name on the flip because of the significance of his collection.
Young will visit with collectors and sign a special calendar featuring some of his best items on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7. But he’s not coming alone.
Visitors to booth #109 at the Baltimore Convention Center will be able to view Dmitri’s legendary collection of PSA 10-graded rookie cards that includes some of the greatest names in baseball history. He’s bringing his 50 best rookie cards to show fans and collectors, including gem mint first-year cards of Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew and many others. It’s an eye-popping hoard of razor sharp baseball memories that he spent years putting together.
Having battled injuries and diabetes for much of his career, Young came to appreciate every moment he was able to play in the big leagues and that enthusiasm has carried over into his personal life where he has devoted hours to seeking out and enjoying the same things treasured by those who sat in the stands and watched him play.
Young also has a vested interest in the Memory Lane Summer Treasures Auction. He’s decided to part with one element of his collection—a complete ‘set’ of baseballs signed by each and every member of the 500-home run club.
The 25 baseballs have been signed by the players who have reached the coveted milestone. Some were his contemporaries as a player, but others he has had to seek out like the ball signed by Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Reggie Jackson.
It’s a unique collection that will be offered as one lot in the MLI auction, slated to close Saturday, August 14.