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.


zman40 said...

I'm pretty sure I have a Topps draft pick card of him. I had no idea that he had died, though. That is sad.

I would think that the Gatorade High School Baseball Player of the Year Award winner would have been drafted higher than the seventh round.

Paul Hadsall said...

He was the seventh overall selection in the first round.

Beckett says he did have a card in the 1994 Topps set, one of about 60 or so produced for him (and that probably doesn't include all the minor league team set issues.)

zman40 said...

That's what happens when I comment at 2:42 in the morning.