Those holding those Red Hot Rookie Redemption cards better get them logged in to Topps quickly as it has just been announced that card #7 belongs to none other than Mat Latos of the San Diego Padres.
Mat (with one 't') made his major league debut on July 19 against the Colorado Rockies. In 6 games, all starts, the Padres rookie pitcher has an 4-2 record, an ERA of 4.01, with 24 strikeouts in only 33.2 innings of work (as of August 18, 2009).
Although it is not an autographed card, Padres fans will want to add this card 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