Saturday, July 24, 2010
2005 Topps Total Scott Spiezio
Who is this? Former Seattle Mariners infielder Scott Spiezio
What is this? An autographed card from the 2005 Topps Total set
Where'd I get it? Spiezio signed it for me after warmups at a Newark Bears game earlier this year.
How much did it cost? The card came out of a pack.
Why is this so special? Scott Spiezio, son of former major leaguer Ed Spiezio, spent parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues. He has 996 hits, 119 home runs, 549 RBI and two World Series rings.
In 2005, Spiezio's second with the Mariners, he appeared in just 29 games. He was 3-for-47, though one of those hits was a solo home run.
Spiezio began the 2010 season with the Newark Bears, but is no longer listed on the roster. It's possible that he has decided to retire from baseball.
Of the four cards Spiezio signed for me this year, this is the most rushed signature.