Tuesday, June 23, 2009

And the 2009 Topps Red Hot Rookie #3 Card Goes 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 #3 belongs to none other than Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

McCutchen made his major league debut on June 4 against the New York Mets. Batting leadoff for the Bucs that night, he went 2-4 with a walk, scored three times, drove in a run, and stole a base. That, my friends, is a productive debut, and is probably one of the reasons why Pittsburgh sent last year's all-star rep Nate McLouth to the Braves (who then summarily helped them beat the Cubs last night...). As of Tuesday, June 23, he is hitting a robust .333 (26-78), with one home run, thirteen 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:

JayBee Anama

P.S. Now that I know who I have for my Red Hot Rookie...should I cash it in, or should I trade it off??? jba


Grand Cards said...

Cash it in! Not only is that card awesome, but as a current Pirate, his trade value is muted. I say pick up this killer McCutchen and enjoy it for years to come!

JD's Daddy said...

Should you decide to redeem this card, I would like to humbly submit my request for a trade for it. I find myself oddly drawn to the pirates, and McCutchen immediately impressed me.