What happens when a failed baseball player becomes a Heisman Trophy candidate? In the case of New York Yankees 2002 second round pick Brandon Weeden, his cards sell for 10 times their value now than prior to his leading the 2nd rank Oklahoma State Cowboys towards a BCS National Title bid. As a pitcher, Weeden went a career 19-26, topping out for the Kansas City Royals High-A affiliate in 2006 before calling it a career. The last baseball flame-out to win the Heisman was Chris Weinke who made it to Triple-A with the Toronto Blue Jays before quarterbacking to Florida State. Take a look at some of the recent sales for Weeden cards. It will be interesting to see if they meet even higher demand as the season comes towards a close and if Weeden were to win the Heisman. Keep in mind that Bowman Chrome base autographs were selling between $1 and $3 when the college football season began.
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2002 New York Yankees second round pick Brandon Weeden is better known as Oklahoma State Quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Brandon Weeden these days. The 28 year old Cowboys quarterback got his start in baseball playing five years in the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Kansas City Royals systems until giving up baseball in 2006. In the story Weeden talks about how his struggles in professional baseball, he was a career 19-26 with a 5.03ERA in five minor league seasons, have helped him become the football player he is today.
This time, Weeden doesn’t give himself reason to lose temper
The Los Angeles Angels have promoted and subsequently demoted Reggie Willits to the Triple-A Salt Lake City Bees nine times in the last five seasons. He was recently taken off the team’s 40 man roster and for the first time since being seventh round pick of the Angels out of Oklahoma State in 2003 and likely faces not being a member of the organization going forward in 2012. In a very good in depth story, Willits talks about the toll his baseball career has taken on his family, working extra hard to compete with the bigger and stronger superstar players, and his plans for life after baseball when that time comes.
Angels journeyman still fielding his dream — SacBee.com
Former team USA alum and current St Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Tyler Lyons threw a complete game seven inning no hitter against the Fort Myers Miracle in game two of a doubleheader on Monday night. The 23 year old southpaw went 7 innings allowing no runs, no hits, and one walk while striking out eight in the Palm Beach Cardinals victory. Lyons who was a ninth round pick out of Oklahoma State in the 2010 draft improved to 6-3 with a 4.20 ERA for Palm Beach.