Monday, September 7, 2009

1986 Donruss Rookies, Steve Lombardozzi

#18 Steve Lombardozzi

Here is another card from the Troll. This one features the former Twins light-hitting second baseman, Steve Lombardozzi. Steve spent parts of four seasons in Minnesota before being dealt to Houston. While with the Astros, Steve only played 23 games over two seasons while spending most of the time in the minors.

Steve was a .233 career hitter. But, in the 1987 World Series, he was the man. He was 7-17 in 6 games with a double and a home run with 3 runs and 4 RBI. Plus, he didn't have any errors in the field. It's too bad he couldn't carry that run into the next season.

The autograph on this card looks like some of the signatures that I have on some newer cards that are unprepped. After a second look at it, I was surprised to see that the card actually is glossy. The regular '86 set wasn't and neither is the '87 set. Was this the first set of cards to have gloss on them?

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