Who is this? Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla What is this? An autographed card from the 2006 Topps Update Rookie Debut insert set Where'd I get it? I purchased it from a Sportsgraphing.com forum member late last year. How much did it cost? $4 or $5
Why is this so special? Dan Uggla began his career in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, but he couldn't crack the 40-man roster and was therefore available in the Rule V draft. The Florida Marlins selected him and gave him a chance to start at second base. He rewarded them with an All-Star season in his rookie year.
Uggla gets criticized for his defense, which is mediocre at best, and his high strikeout totals. Nevertheless, he is one of the best offensive second basemen in baseball. For that reason, he reminds me a little of Jeff Kent.
Uggla doesn't have the prettiest signature, but it's easier to decipher than many other active players.
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