Those holding those Red Hot Rookie Redemption cards better get them logged in to Topps quickly as it has just been announced that card #'s 8 and 9 belong to none other than Julio Borbon of the Texas Rangers and Jhoulys Chacin of the Colorado Rockies.
Borbon, an outfielder for the Rangers, made his major league debut on June 29 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 18 games, he is hitting a decent .370, with 1 home run, 8 runs batted in, and 11 stolen bases (as of August 31, 2009).
Chacin, a pitcher for the Rockies, made his major league debut on July 25 against the San Francisco Giants. In 5 games, one of them a start, he is 0-1 with an ERA of 5.87, and 10 strikeouts in 7.2 innings of work (as of August 31, 2009).
Although neither card is autographed, fans of both the Rangers and Rockies will want to add these cards to their collections. Ladies and Gentlemen, START REDEEMING!!!
The checklist currently includes:
- #1 Fernando Martinez
- #2 Gordon Beckham (1 in 10 will be autographed)
- #3 Andrew McCutchen
- #4 Tommy Hanson
- #5 Nolan Reimond
- #6 Neftali Feliz
- #7 Mat Latos
- #8 Julio Borbon
- #9 Jhoulys Chacin