Going back a few years for this card. This is one of the only pictures I’ve seen of Josh playing in the MLB Futures Game. Held in conjunction with the All-Star game, it gives the future of MLB their moment in the spotlight. At the time, I doubt anyone thought it would take so long for Hamilton to make his debut in the main event, but stuff happens.
The COA on the back of this card is suitably vague, but I am fairly certain this is a piece of the Futures Game jersey. I suppose a little research would likely turn up a release from when the product was issued confirming the fact, but based on the material, and on what has appeared on other Hamilton jersey cards, I am guessing this was a one-off deal. Also of note – these jerseys would have been heavy. Not at all like the thin material you usually see in basic jersey cards. If its anything like hockey events of this ilk, Topps probably sponsored the event, and the players wore 3 or more different jerseys for a couple innings each. No matter. Its still a really cool addition to my collection.