Those holding those Red Hot Rookie Redemption cards better get them logged in to Topps quickly as it has just been announced that card #2 belongs to none other than Jose Tabata of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Tabata made his major league debut on June 9 against the Washington Nationals. Batting leadoff for the Bucs that night, he went 2-4 with a walk, scored a run, and stole a base. That, my friends, is a productive debut. As of Tuesday, June 22, he is hitting .225 (9-40), with one home run, two RBI's, and stolen two bases.
Although it's not an autographed card, Pirates fans will want to add this card to their collections. Ladies and Gentlemen, START REDEEMING!!!
The updated checklist now includes:
- #1 Carlos Santana
- #2 Jose Tabata