Known as one of the better defensive backs of his era in The National Football League, Louisville, Kentucky’s Cris Dishman was actually a standout wide receiver at St. Francis DeSales High School. When the speed burner arrived at Purdue University, Dishman transitioned to the defensive side of the ball, becoming a standout defensive back for the Boilermakers. The emerging star … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Cris Dishman Talks Emotional Play, Ball Hawking Mentality and Trash Talking the G.O.A.T.
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As we showed you last week in our conversation with former big league slugger Kevin Mench, he has quite the memorabilia room. The power-hitting Mench spent 2002-2010 in the major leagues and also played in Japan for a year. He once belted a home run in seven consecutive games. In the latest edition of Card Back Q&A, we chatted about the baseball cards he was … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Kevin Mench Talks Hat Size, Mike Schmidt, Grandfather’s Influence
Kittanning, PA native Mickey Morandini is a hero for an entire generation of Philadelphia Phillies fans. The Indiana University Elementary Education major became an All American for the Hoosiers before hanging up his cleats and glove there in 1987. He left Bloomington holding a wide array of school records including most career runs scored, most doubles, most triples and most … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Mickey Morandini Talks Triple Play, Pet Peeves, Being Huge Prince Fan
In the latest edition of Card Back Q&A, former Orioles All-Star Gregg Olson talks religious analogies and 1991 Donruss, spring training haircuts, his curve ball and the hazards of being a closer. Tony Reid-You were a Donruss Diamond King, which is a big deal. 1991, it stated ‘You can't get to heaven without a strong bullpen.’ They called you a guardian angel. What are … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Gregg Olson Talks Diamond Kings, ‘Paralyzing’ Curveball and Studio Serial Killer Card
Prince Ahadzie Daniels, Jr. (better known on the gridiron as P.J.) was a long shot walk-on at Georgia Tech University for the Yellow Jackets football squad. After overcoming the kind of odds you read about in books or see on the silver screen, he went from a 'one in a million' shot to 'the one' holding the still NCAA bowl game rushing record of 307 yards in the Humanitarian … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Prince Daniels, Jr. Talks Nicknames, Going from Walk-on to Record Breaker and Legendary NFL Influences
In our new series, we grab our 5,000 count boxes, open up those dusty albums, rifle through our complete sets, revisit our player stacks and simply flip over a ball player's trading cards and ask them to elaborate on some of the fun facts found on card backs. First up in the series is Scott Elarton. A few weeks ago, we chatted with him about some hobby-related topics but … [Read more...] about Card Back Q&A: Scott Elarton Talks J.R. Richard and Being Smartest Pitching Prospect