Young Star Picks His Shot
During these baseball-less months, the New York Mets have gotten a major
makeover. With the free agent signings of Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran
and a new head coach in Willie Randolph, the Mets look once again to be
Another new face to Shea Stadium is a young player by the name of David
Wright. But David is not just any newcomer. This top prospect did not
disappoint last year when he got the call and belted 14 home runs with a
.293 batting average in just 69 games.
And the Mets have reason to be thrilled, as many experts believe Wright
could be the next superstar third baseman of the Major Leagues.
Last week, David Wright got the opportunity to take a special field trip to
The Topps Company in the Big Apple. David not only signed cards for the
upcoming 2005 Topps Cracker Jack, but he got to select photos of himself for
upcoming Topps releases.
TOPPS: What is it that you like about this particular photo you've selected?
WRIGHT: I like the defensive look and the action captured in the shot. I
also like the angle.
TOPPS: What was your reaction when you saw your Bowman rookie card for the
WRIGHT: It was one of the coolest things to see myself on a baseball card
for the first time.
TOPPS: Did you collect Topps cards growing up? What player or players did
WRIGHT: Yes, I collected Topps. I grew up a Mets fan. Me and my dad
collected all the New York Mets especially Strawberry, Doc Gooden, HoJo and
of course Gary Carter.
Look for David Wright autographed cards in Topps/Bowman products throughout
the 2005 season.
Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: February 1, 2005
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