Posts tagged Rookies
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
Have you ever heard of George Watkins? Sounds a lot like a local Congressman, or maybe a long time television actor, right? Well, unless you guessed rookie ballplayer for the 1930 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, you would be dead wrong.
Why am I bringing up a pre-war ballplayer with fewer than 900 career games played? Because until Mike Trout this year, no other rookie since 1901, playing in more than 80 games had put up these video game type numbers: .350+ AVG, .410+ OBP, .600+ SLG, and 15+ HRs. That’s 112 years of history, More >
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By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
For the first time in a long time, there is some debate over what exactly constitutes a “Rookie Card”. That’s right. One of the manufacturers has done a little bit of thinking outside the box, and created cards that some collectors consider to be “true RCs” but others aren’t so sure. Kudos to Upper Deck, for at least making us think. With the end of their 5 year Exclusive deal, it was forced to make a choice as to which products they would continue and which ones they would end. With over 15 releases last year, More >
Every year, Upper Deck releases what has come to be the staples sets for hockey collectors, their self-titles Series 1 and Series 2 product. As the NHL season nears its midway point, UD is getting ready to unleash Series 2 on the market on 15th February 2011. For avid rookie collectors, this is their chance to finish their Young Gun sets and for everyone who was drawn in by the nostalgia of the 20th Anniversay inserts in Series 1, there is more of the same coming. This time around, you can look for Young Guns 20th Anniversary parallels but also More >
By Richard McAdam aka RGM81
In this hobby there are a number of different types of collectors: there are the case breakers, the set builders, the team collectors, the player collectors, the flavour of the month collectors, and the casual collectors that dabble in a little bit of everything. Most collectors fit into multiple categories, of course, as a person that mostly focuses on a favourite team will have a side project of a particular set. While all of us that enjoy this hobby are super collectors in our own right, there are a handful of collectors that are recognized, both More >
Dwayne Lorenzo Bowe was born September 21, 1984 in Miami, Florida. Bowe lived a rough life; his father had a drug problem and was really never around. He was brought up his grandparents K.W. and Dorothy Williams. Bowe didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school. He joined football after he was beat up in a fight at a nightclub; he was beaten up so badly he had to spend the night in a hospital. Bowe’s first career high school play was a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown. In high school he ended up becoming a More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-In-Chief
Now that the bulk of the NFL season has come and gone, it is a little more clear-cut which rookies you might want to consider putting your money into right now.
1. Adrian Peterson
Despite concerns about injury always looming over his head, Peterson has proven to the NFL that he has what it takes to make it in the pros. Leading the league in rushing with 1,081 yards (as of week 11), Peterson is well on his way to a unanimous Offensive Rookie of the Year selection if his current injury isn’t too serious. He should be a More >