Monday, October 10, 2011

1996 Leaf Signature Series Extended, Archi Cianfrocco

#29 Archi Cianfrocco

Here is yet another bargain bin find. This autograph from former Expo and Padre, Archi Cianfrocco, set me back a whole dollar.

I am really not sure why I thought that I had to have this card. The only thing that I can come up with is the name- Archi Cianfrocco. That has got to be one of the coolest names for any ballplayer. It doesn't really roll off the tongue, but it sounds pretty cool when said correctly.

Archi played in the Majors for seven seasons. He never played in a hundred games in a season and was mainly used as a utility guy. In his seven seasons, he played every position except for pitcher and center field. None of his seasons stand out against the rest, but he did finish his career with a .241 average with 34 home runs and 185 RBI.

Based off of his signature, I never would have guessed that his first name began with an "A". But, it is a cool looking signature.


Paul said...

Archi Cianfrocco remains to this day my favorite baseball name. Only Boof Bonser ever came close :)

zman40 said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes a good name.