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Ike Davis knew he'd made it when he saw his first rookie card

Ike Davis broke into the bigs in 2010, putting together a strong campaign and finishing seventh in NL Rookie of the Year balloting.

But his arrival as a Major Leaguer wasn't solidified until he saw himself imprinted on a baseball card for the first time.

"You realize that you actually are living the life you dreamt about as a kid," Davis said.

-- Andrew LeRay /