Dmitri Young’s major league career lasted 12 seasons and he finished his career with an impressive .292 batting average. The former first round pick spent time with St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit and Washington before calling it a career following the 2008 season.
Rumors about what he had purchased circulated in the hobby for the last several years.
After he retired, Young finally had time to plan a visit to this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore and meet his fellow collectors. But he didn’t come alone.
Young brought his phenomenal collection of PSA 10 graded rookie cards to the show, including a 1949 Bowman Roy Campanella, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks, 1955 Roberto Clemente and Harmon Killebrew and scores of other vintage and modern cards of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers.
“When I was playing all the time, I never got a chance to come to the National or any card show to show off the collection. Now, I get to meet (people) who were fans of me as a player but now also as a card collector.”
See some of his cards below and check out the interview as he talks with our friend Ryan Friedman of Auction Report.