Thursday, August 12, 2010
1994 Signature Rookes Draft Picks Doug Million
Who is this? former minor league pitcher Doug Million
What is this? An autographed card from the 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks set
Where'd I get it? The dollar box of a dealer at the local card show
How much did it cost? $1
Why is this so special? I had never heard of Doug Million before I saw this card, but I had to get it because of his name. The Colorado Rockies made Million the 7th overall selection in the 1994 draft. According to Wikipedia, he won the Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year Award in 1994.
Million played in the minor leagues for four seasons, advancing as far as AA New Haven. In 1997, he died after suffering an asthma attack. Now I'm depressed - nobody should die that young.