2011 csd Custom – Mike Rohde
Mike has been with Gary for some time now. His hit in the 14th inning of my first game last season at the Steel Yard won the game. The opposing teams right fielder tossed me up the ball, so I have the game winning ball from the longest Railcats home game. For that reason Mike will always hold a special place for me. This is my second American Association card, and the first Railcats card.
I took this picture during the Railcats exhibition game against Winnipeg. I had a great seat at field level, and loved this picture with of Mike with the billboard behind him. Something about it just screamed that it was the picture for this card. I used a picture I took from my seat in the seventh inning for the back of the card. It has some of the features of the stadium included, but is also a cool shot for the back of the card.