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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
And the 2008 Topps Red Hot Rookie #'s 8 and 9 Cards Go To...
Those holding those Red Hot Rookie Redemption cards better get them logged in to Topps quickly as it has just been announced that card #8 is of Jeff Samardzija (got that without looking...how about that) of the Chicago Cubs and #9 is of Brad Ziegler of the Oakland Athletics.
Since his Major League Debut on July 25 against the Marlins, Samardzija has a 0-0 record and one save, with an ERA of 1.54 in 11.7 innings pitched (as of August 12, 2008).
Ziegler made his Major League Debut on May 31 against the Rangers, and currently sports a 1-0 record, one save, an ERA of 0.00 in 37.0 innings of work. He just broke the MLB record of consecutive scoreless innings to start a career, one that has stood for more than 100 years (George McQuillan had set it at 25 innings)
Neither card is autographed. For both fans of the Cubs and Athletics, you will certainly want to add either of these cards to your collections. So for those of you with Redemption card #'s 8 & 9, START REDEEMING!!!