ICYMI: Late night talk shows feature ‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz and Tim Tebow (with videos)

If you went to bed early last night, you missed one retired baseball player and one Major League hopeful on late night television.

First, David Ortiz ‘Big Papi’ dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about retirement life, his speech after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing took place, and to plug his new book, Papi: My Story.

I’m sure the Boston Red Sox is missing his larger than life presence in their lineup, providing that explosive power in the clean-up spot.

While he played his most successful years as a Red Sox, Ortiz started his career with the Minnesota Twins.

For collectors of his rookie card, a nice one to have is his 1997 Donruss Signature #76 autographed rookie card, which is serial numbered to /3900. A BGS Graded 9.5/10 version is currently being sold for about $260.

And on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, there was Tim Tebow who’s playing better than expected in the minors with hopes of being called up by the New York Mets.

A lot of criticism has come his way, but to Tebow’s credit, he seems like a genuinely nice guy trying to the best he can to pursue his own dreams.

And it seems like any professional athlete with a modicum of success has a book deal. Tebow is no different who has Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms in bookstores now.

For our initial outlook on his baseball cards, read our article here although we might totally be wrong in our assessment if he continues to play well.

CK

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