Thursday, February 17, 2011
1995 Signature Rookies Old Judge Hot Prospects Signatures #HP2 Brad Clontz
Who is this? former Atlanta Braves reliever Brad Clontz
What is this? An autograph card from a 1995 Signature Rookies set
Where'd I get it? a dealer at the local baseball card show
How much did it cost? This is another of my 7-for-$5 autographed cards
Why is this so special? Clontz appeared in 272 major league games over six seasons. He spent most of his career with the Braves, where he appeared in two World Series and won a ring in 1995. Clontz also pitched briefly for the Dodgers and Mets before moving on to Pittsburgh to finish his major league career.
Clontz retired from baseball after the 2006 season, when he played for Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League (AAA). In 2005, he pitched for the Somerset Patriots, where he won an Atlantic League championship.
Clontz' autograph isn't too bad - I probably would have simplified it further if I had to sign 1,500 cards.