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Card photographer is the Topps dog in the business

Updated: March 10, 2008, 8:16 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The big league talent scouts didn't know he even existed. Why would they?

He was 5-foot-6, 170 pounds. He went to tiny Northwood University in Midland, Mich., where he had a 2.75 GPA, not a 2.75 ERA. When he finally got discovered, he was 29 years old and working the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina.

Let's face it, absolutely nobody gave him a chance to reach The Show. But here he is, one of baseball's great success stories.

"I'm ...

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