Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Card #327 Now Officially Belongs to...

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Topps reserved six cards for the AL and NL award winners that were going to be announced this week. Now we know who gets card #327.

Congratulations to Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals for winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award, his third, unanimously. There was no doubt who would wind up the victor as many within the Hobby penciled him in as the MVP even before the votes were tallied.

Card #327 will now be of Pujols, the Cardinals mega-star, who put up astronomical numbers (.327, 47 HR, 135 RBI, 1.104 OPS) and got all 32 first-place votes (448 points). The race for second included worthy candidates like Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins (233), Ryan Howard of the Phillies (217), Prince Fielder of the Brewers (203), and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (172).

Awards season is now officially over. This officially ends the 2009 season. The Hot Stove is now heating up, and 2010 Topps is coming soon.

Thank goodness.


JayBee Anama

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