Who is this? John Mizerock, a former catcher for the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, and a former coach for the Kansas City Royals
What is this? An autograph card from the 1987 Donruss set
Where'd I get it? Zach of Autographed Cards sent it to me
How much did it cost? You'd have to ask him
Why is this so special? The Houston Astros made John Mizerock the eighth overall pick in the 1979 amateur draft. He was chosen ahead of Tim Wallach, Steve Buechele, Scott Garrelts and Atlee Hammaker -- all of whom had nice Major League careers.
Mizerock played in 103 games over four seasons, finished with a .186 career average, two home runs and 24 RBI.
After his playing career, Mizerock became a minor league coach and manager. He has also been a member of the Kansas City Royals coaching staff and briefly managed the team in 2002.
Mizerock may have the most legible signature of the ones I've posted this week.
1987 Topps, Dave Leiper
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