Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Awards Season

With the World Series now over, and the Hot Stove League starting to warm up, we are now at the throngs of handing out the big awards. Now, earlier this week, MLB announced the winners for both the Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers, and as soon as the season ended, Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals and Aaron Hill of the Blue Jays were voted by their peers to be the NL and AL Comeback Players of the Year respectively.

So next week, the Cy Young, the Rookies of the Year, and the Most Valuable Player award winners will be announced (along with the Managers of the Year). As they have done in recent years, Topps will be including cards honoring the six award winners in their 2010 Topps Series I product. But of course, since they don't know who's going to win, they left the cards TBD (to be determined). So, unless the checklist somehow dramatically changes, here are the card numbers assigned to the Award Winners:
  • #009 NL Cy Young Award Winner
  • #155 AL Cy Young Award Winner
  • #172 AL Most Valuable Player
  • #235 AL Rookie of the Year (although for some reason, the checklist has Neftali Feliz here. Hmmmmmmm...)
  • #275 NL Rookie of the Year
  • #327 NL Most Valuable Player
It should make for an interesting debates when we round out the Series I checklist with next weeks announcements. Already, there has been arguments for and against the winners of the Gold Gloves and Silver Slugger Awards. I can't wait to read the shouting matches when these six are announced.

Then again, I'm still waiting on the All-Star Rookie Team.


JayBee Anama

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