It’s been a while since I’ve shown off a signed baseball card from my collection, but I really haven’t managed to add that many this year.
The most recent came in the mail last week, a 1994 Pinnacle card from Ed Sprague. I wrote to Sprague in care of the Pacific University (Stockton, Calif.) baseball program, which he coaches, back in January and asked him to sign it.
Sprague spent 11 seasons in the major leagues, playing for six different teams in the 1990s. While he spent most of his career in the American League with the Toronto Blue Jays, he was selected to the National League All-Star Team in 1999 as a Pittsburgh Pirate. Sprague was part of Toronto’s two World Series championship teams in 1992 and 1993, and won a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic Team in 1988.
Sprague is named after his father, who pitched in the major leagues from 1968 to 1976.
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