Thursday July 16, 2009
The 2009 rookie class is easily shaping up as one of the best of the decade (alongside 2001 and 2007). Prior to the season, Baseball America released their "Top 100 Prospects" list for 2009 and we've kept track of how many of these blue-chip youngsters have been called up during the first-half of the 2009 season. To date, six of the top seven players on Baseball America's list have made it to the majors in 2009 including #1 Matt Wieters, #2 David Price, #3 Colby Rasmus and #4 Tommy Hanson . . . and every one of them will have signed Rookie Cards in the 2009 SP Authentic Future Watch subset. Please note, in addition, Nippon League All-Stars Koji Uehara (Orioles) and Kenshin Kawakami (Braves) are also included!
We listened to the concerns that dealers and customers had for previous releases of SP Authentic baseball where boxes were full of signed RC's of 31-year-old middle relievers. The 2009 edition is an about face with a checklist littered with top prospects. In fact, 17 of the 25 players are ranked amongst the 100 top prospects in all the minors and 11 of them are the #1-ranked prospect within their respective organization!
We're excited about 2009 SP Authentic baseball and we hope the
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