UNR / Reno area players

by Hittinaway - 38 cards (Last updated on Mar 21, 2020)

1. 2005 Donruss Leather & Lumber - Leather Cuts #LC-39 Lyle Overbay

Played at UNR from 1996-99. The best baseball player to come out of Nevada in my opinion. He played for several teams over his MLB (2001-2014) career and was part of the 2001 World Series Champions while playing his rookie year with the Diamondbacks.

1990 Leaf #519 Shawn Boskie Front

2. 1990 Leaf #519 Shawn Boskie

Although Shawn did not go to UNR he went to Reno High School, where my mom went. He had a good career in the majors with his 8 total seasons. Started his rookie year for the Cubs and played with 6 teams by the end.

1990 Topps #146 Rob Richie Front

5. 1990 Topps #146 Rob Richie

Rob is the only baseball player I have to have been born and raised in Reno and played for UNR. His only MLB experience was in 1989 and batted .265 with 55 at bats.

7. 1996 Fleer Update - Tiffany #U209 Chris Singleton

Chris played football and baseball at UNR (1992-93). He was drafted by the Giants but didn't make his debut until 1999 with the Whitesox. He finished 6th in the AL Rookie of the Year ballot and ended up playing 6 seasons in the majors. He is now a baseball broadcaster.

8. 2004-05 Upper Deck USA Baseball National Team - Signatures Black #S-22 Brett Hayes

Brett played at UNR from 2003-05 and won several Freshman of the Year awards. He was drafted by the Marlins and played in the majors from 2009-2014. He was inducted into Nevada's Hall of Fame in 2017.

9. 2005 Bowman - Autographs #145 Nate Schierholtz

Nate didn't play for Nevada but was born in Reno where I'm from. His MLB career started in 2007 and ended in 2014. He was part of the 2010 World Series champions with the Giants. He also won a bronze metal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

10. 2006 Topps #323 Darrell Rasner

Darrell played at UNR from 2000-02 and was drafted by the Expos. He debuted in 2005 and career in the majors ended in 2008. After the majors he played for the Japanese Rakuten Golden Eagles for 5 seasons and won a championship there. He is currently a scout for the Golden Eagles. Fun fact that in high school, I faced Rasner in the varsity playoffs and was walked.



Oct 7, 2019 - 1:05AM

Shawn Estes Matt Williams not UNR but Nevada

Here is a good link



same can be done with football, basketball, hockey etc

I live in Nevada too. This state has been very bad to me and my family.

Hope the list helps

Oct 7, 2019 - 10:29AM

Unfortunately, the *-reference.com doesn't cover CFL guys, but there are cards available of guys like Lucuis Floyd, Shar Pourdanesh and Chris Vargas available. And Fajardo is having a great season with the Riders, having become the starter after an injury and has lead them to the Western Division lead. Still no CFL cards for him, though.

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:01AM

I like that Babbitt and Johnson went on to play together professionally. I'm not really familiar with them, but it's a cool story and experience for them.

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:50AM

Bob Hamm, #90 Houston Oilers, 1983-1984, never received his own NFL card.  But he made a cameo appearance on Eric Dickerson's 1985 Topps Record Breaker card.

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:41PM

Good find C2Cigars! I never would have found that! I wonder how many players who don't have cards are lost in the background.

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