Sunday, January 24, 2010
2010 Kansas City Royals Postcard Mitch Maier
Who is this? Mitch Maier, an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals
What is this? An autographed Kansas City Royals postcard
Where'd I get it? Zach of Autographed Cards sent it to me; I think he probably got it signed at the Kansas City Royals fan fest.
How much did it cost? You'd have to check with Zach
Why is this so special? When I went to out new Yankee Stadium last year, I saw the Yankees play a couple of games against the Kansas City Royals. The fans in left field abused Mitch Maier mercilessly, but I liked him. He hustled in both games that I saw.
Of course, hustle only gets you so far. He hit .243, with a .333 on base percentage and a .331 slugging percentage in 127 games last year. Hopefully he will have a better season in 2010.
I find it interesting the Maier was drafted as a catcher and converted to third base before finally settling in as an outfielder.
I'm not sure when or why Maier switched to uniform number 12. He was wearing number 35 when I saw him last season, but he signed number 12 next to his signature.