I am on a bit of a streak with 2009 Upper Deck. Well, if two posts can be considered a streak, I am. And its going to end tomorrow also. So, its not really a streak at all. Maybe a mini-jag.
Today’s card is a 2009 Upper Deck Rivals insert featuring Josh Hamilton and Roy Oswalt. I suppose they are rivals based solely on geography, but really rivalries should build out of the game. According to the back of the card, Hamilton has all of 9 ABs against Oswalt (he’s 2-9), and most of those probably came before he even joined the Rangers. If I had my druthers, I would have put Hamilton on this card with Morneau, and mention their duel in the HR Derby. As is so often the case, however – no one asked me.
This card was added to my collection courtesy of Sooz over at A Cardboard Problem. This was a surprise package that knocked off several cards that I hadn’t even had a chance to add to my wantlist yet.