Bob is a longtime member of the Florida sports media, having served as a reporter and copy editor for more than 30 years. His true sports passion, however, is the history of the various games, exhibited by his in-depth book reviews and hobby of collecting cards and other sports memorabilia. He blogs for TBO.com on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.
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ITG releasing High Numbers Prospect Update
Posted Oct 5, 2012 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 09:28 AM
If collecting baseball prospects are in your blood, then In The Game will have a very limited, but interesting product for you.
The Baseball Hits Series Two High Numbers Prospect Update will be released on Oct. 21. Each box will contain just five cards, but each card will either be an autograph, a relic or both.
Autograph inserts will include subsets like Between the Seams, First Round Pick, Country of Origin, Lumbergraph, Draft Year, Hard Cuts, Grand Slam and Reflections.
Unless you are a real hardcore minor-league baseball fan, a lot of these names are not going to ring a bell. I did see Delino DeShields Jr., though, and former Lakeland High shortstop Yordy Cabrera.
Rays prospects include catcher Justin O’Conner, drafted by Tampa Bay in the first round of the 2010 amateur draft. Also, pitcher Matt Gorgen, who was drafted by the Rays in 2008 but was traded to Arizona in 2010.
Lots of no-names right now, but that’s the beauty of prospects. You never know when you are going to strike gold.