1993 Donruss – Jeff Samardzija
Jeff is a player that I have followed for a while now. He played sports at nearby Valparaiso high school then starred in football and basketball at Notre Dame. From there he has risen to the Majors playing in nearby Peoria and Iowa before ending up with the Cubs. He has stayed near the area making his rise fun to watch.
I took this picture this past April as Jeff was pitching against the Diamondbacks. I had seen him pitch at multiple levels of ball, but never at the big league level. I took many pictures that day that will end up on a few cards I am sure.