Friday, April 27, 2012
2006 Topps, Russell Branyan
#UH11 Russell Branyan
Here is a Padrograph of Russell Branyan that was sent to me by Rod a few years back. In case you have forgotten what a Padrograph is, it is a term that Rod coined for his Padre autograph collection. He's got a seemingly unlimited supply of them and every once in a while he will send some extras my way. This one happened to come from the initial lot that he sent me which included more than 150 Padrographs. Like I said, he has a bunch!
Russell has had a long and journeyed career in the Majors. He broke into the league with the Indians in 1998 and, as best as I can tell, he is still playing although he is currently rehabbing from a herniated disc. During his career, he has played for the Indians, Reds, Brewers, Devil Rays, Padres, Phillies, Cardinals, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Angels, and he is currently signed to a minor league deal with the Yankees. He has 194 career home runs and a .232 batting average. His best season came with the M's in 2009 when he had a career-high 31 homers and 76 RBI.
Russell's signature doesn't do much for me. But, by all accounts, this is a fairly standard signature from him.