There was once a time when Russell Martin's path to greatness was crystal clear. Now, that luster has largely faded. Gone are the days of witnessing the rise of a potential batting stud. He could hit for power, and was sure to be a consistent .280 hitter. Heck, he even stole some bases and had good defensive skills behind the plate. Surely, he would lead our team to victory.
Unfortunately, it would not be. There would be no joy behind the plate. In the end, Russell Martin was allowed to leave the Dodgers through free agency, and I don't think many fans gave a hoot.
Featured here is a 2006 Upper Deck Future Stars "Clear Path to Greatness" Signature card of Russell Martin. It is made of clear acetate, so it is slightly transparent.
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