08/28/07 9:04 AM ET
Dave Newhan collected sets
By George Castle / Special to MLBPLAYERS.com
MLBPLAYERS.com: When did you start collecting cards and who did you collect?
Newhan: I don't recall how old I was, but I know I got into Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt. I think I have almost every one of Pete's cards.
Growing up in the L.A. area, I had some Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson cards. I got pretty much every set from 1978 on. So I had a lot of the big guys' rookie cards. Rickey Henderson, Ryne Sandberg was a big rookie card. Don Mattingly was a big rookie card. I got a hold of a Nolan Ryan rookie card.
I got some of them signed when I went out to the ballpark with my father. But I found out you devalued them if you get them signed. Most of the cards are in sets, in boxes.
MLBPLAYERS.com: What do you want to do with the cards long term?
Newhan: I'd like to hold on to them. Give them to my son. They might be worth something later. I don't need the money right now.
MLBPLAYERS.com: What was your first pro card?
Newhan: It was Modesto in the Padres' farm system. It's just a pose with the bat.
MLBPLAYERS.com: Do you have a favorite Major League card?
Newhan: I'm finishing a swing in Baltimore. It's almost a jigsaw-puzzle angle. It's a Topps card. It's like a baseball-families card. On the back, it tells the story of me and my dad.
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