Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Topps Series 1 Ryan Howard auto!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Ryan Howard has base autograph in Series 1. I can't remember the last time that has happened (if it was pre-2011, I wasn't collecting then). Thankfully, it was not short printed or anything like that and a ton of them are available! The hard chase isn't always the best one. Despite the sticker I think the design works.

The card is commemorating his 58 home run season. Check out his line from that year:

159 G, 104 R, 58 HR, 182 H, 25 Doubles, 149 RBI's, 108 BB, .313 BA, .425 OBP, .659 SLG, 1.084 OPS, 383 TB.

Oh yea and he won the MVP. Pretty solid 2nd year of any career. (He played in 2004 but didn't have enough at bats to qualify as a rookie) If the Phillies have any chance this year, Howard needs to be more like that line then he has been the past 3 years. Hopefully his injuries are fully healed and he's ready to prove himself again.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. At the very least the Philies will probably put him in a better spot to succeed and he'll only face right handers.

    Cool pickup!