Josh Hamilton is Red Hot

June 28, 2010

Yeah, like really, really hot.

And still with all these Topps cards, I am just not feeling it this year.

And yet – every so often, they keep coming up with a card or two that just won’t let me throw my hands up and walk away.  Like the 2010 Bowman 1992 Throwback.  My goodness, this is a pretty little card.  Definitely going to be in my next purchase off Sportlots.

I am also holding out hope for Allen & Ginter, as long as Topps actually uses a new-ish photo for Hamilton, as opposed to the one they have recycled for the past couple of years.

All-Star Weekend will be missing a little bit of drama as well – Hamilton declined to participate in the Home Run Derby.  This will cut down on the amazing factor, but hopefully it allows him to keep his swing smooth, and will allow him a bit of a break to stay injury free.  As of today, Hamilton has a hit in his game against theHouston Astros, so that extends his hitting streak to 21 games.  He is batting .347 (.475 for the month of June) with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs.


2010 Topps Heritage SP

June 13, 2010

Josh Hamilton is heating up.  It is a little bit more than 1/3 of the way through the season, and he has an average over .300, and should be on pace for 30 home runs and 100 RBIs.  That is a really solid bounceback for him after a 2009 season that was injury-ridden and largely disappointing.

On a baseball card front – I am pretty disappointed with the 2010 product lineup.  I am just not a huge fan of Topps.  This entire card season has been anti-climactic, unless you are looking for Stephen Strasburg.  I haven’t even been the slightest bit tempted to bust a box of 2010 baseball cards, and that is kind of depressing.  I am still picking away at Hamilton’s cards (it is a never-ending task), but there hasn’t been a must-have product for me this year.