Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Colorado Collection: Kevin Kouzmanoff

Today's addition to the Colorado Collection (where I track down an autographed card of an athlete born and/or raised in Colorado) is Major League Baseball player Kevin Kouzmanoff.

While Kevin was born in Newport Beach, CA, he joins the Colorado Collection because he moved to Colorado before his high school years and attended Evergreen High School in Evergreen, CO.

After high school, Kevin attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock in 2002 and the University of Nevada Reno in 2003.  He was then selected in the 6th round of the 2003 draft by the Cleveland Indians.  He played with the Indians through the 2006 season when he was then traded to the San Diego Padres.  After three seasons with the Padres, Kevin was traded to the Oakland A's in 2010.

Had I limited the Colorado Collection strictly to players born in Colorado and not included players who graduated from a Colorado high school, I might have missed out on this on-card autographed card of a current Major Leaguer.

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