Saturday, May 15, 2010

Steve Tolleson

Sent: 4/15/10
Received: 5/14/10
Time: 29 Days
Address: c/o Sacramento River Cats
Item Sent: 2008 Bowman Prospects Gold
Item Received: 2008 Bowman Prospects Gold, signed in black Sharpie.

The son of former Yankees and Rangers infielder Wayne Tolleson, Steve spent a few years in the Twins minor league system.  With the glut of light hitting middle infielders already on their 40-man roster (Nick Punto, Brendan Harris, Alexi Casilla, Matt Tolbert, Trevor Plouffe), the Twins tried sneaking him through waivers this spring.  The Oakland A's grabbed him and he is now playing for their AAA affiliate in Sacramento.  It appears he initially tried signing this card in ballpoint.  When that didn't take on the glossy card, he presumably whipped out the Sharpie. 

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