Thanks go out to the number one source in the hobby (although there is a new blogger who will disagree with that statement, and I mean really disagree...the folks at SCU and VOTC have nothing on this guy when it comes to how much he really dislikes them...yeesh) for the announcement.
Feast your eyes on this beauty:
Yes ladies and gentlemen, hobby shops everywhere will be selling these beauty's after the All-Star break. That's a nice looking box, at least the image looks nice on the computer. And yes, the factory set exclusive cards are back. Ten rookies (subject to change) will be included in the Hobby Factory sets:
- 1 David Price, Rays
- 2 Rick Porcello, Tigers
- 3 Ryan Perry, Tigers
- 4 Brett Anderson, Athletics
- 5 David Freese, Cardinals
- 6 Koji Uehara, Orioles
- 7 Elvis Andrus, Rangers
- 8 Trevor Cahill, Athletics
- 9 Andrew Bailey, Athletics
- 10 Jordan Schafer, Braves
- Yankees - Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Texieria, Phil Coke, Alfredo Aceves
- Red Sox - Jacoby Ellsbury, Kevin Youkilis, George Kottaras, John Smoltz, David Ortiz
- Mets - David Wright, Johan Santana, Francisco Rodriguez, Daniel Murphy, Jose Reyes
- Cubs - Derrek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Geovany Soto, Aramis Ramirez, Kosuke Fukudome
i'm all over those porcello and perry cards! porce is pitchin' tomorrow... go tigers!
Again? Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs?
It would be nice to have a different selection like say Reds, Angels, Braves and so. I realize they don't sell as well, so don't make as many. Look at the 1993 Rockies and Marlins sets. Only 10k made and they are selling for $100 now a days. The D'backs and Rays sets about the same from 98.
Remember - variety is the spice of life!
That is a very impressive set. It constantly amazes me what things they are coming out with as far as trading cards go. 20 years ago it was a lot more basic.
I just might be forced to buy one of those. Gotta get the Porcello and Perry cards.
That's a pretty nice rookie lineup in the bonus cards.
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