Monday, November 16, 2009
1996 Leaf Signature Series Scott Stahoviak
Who is this? Scott Stahoviak, a former Minnesota Twins first baseman
What is this? An autographed card from the 1996 Leaf Signature Series
Where'd I get it? This is the final 1996 Leaf Signature Series card I bought at this month's baseball card show.
How much did it cost? $1
Why is this so special? Stahoviak was the Minnesota Twins' first-round draft pick in 1991. He reached the majors in 1993 for a cup of coffee, but he didn't see extended playing time until 1995. He's something of an oddity - a first baseman who hit lefty but threw righty.
Stahoviak appeared in 344 games over five seasons, hitting .256 with 27 home runs and 119 RBI.
He is a member of the Hall of Fame ... the Carmel Catholic High School Sports Hall of Fame, that is.
Stahoviak has a fairly average autograph... it's not terrible, but it's not easy to read, either. (Not that my signature would look so great after signing a few thousand cards.)