Evan Longoria named “Hobby’s Rookie of the Year” by Upper Deck!

October 21, 2008 at 2:14 am | Posted in My Cards, Rays, Topps, Upper Deck | Leave a comment

Thanks to Wax Heaven for the heads up that Upper Deck has named Evan Longoria the “Hobby’s Rookie of the Year” for 2008!  You can check out Upper Deck’s press release here.  The press release contains images of some of Upper Deck’s best Evan Longoria cards, some of which haven’t been released yet.

Although I collect cards of all of the Rays players, new cards of Evan Longoria excite me the most.  I’m sure that you can understand why.  Longoria has already been an All Star as a rookie, he has 6 postseason home runs to set a new rookie record, he’s going to be named the A.L. Rookie of the Year, and he’s under contract to the Rays for the next nine years (including three option years).  Speaking of his All Star appearance, he drove in the tying run in a game that the A.L. eventually won in 15 innings (with Scott Kazmir getting the win) which now gives the Rays the homefield advantage in the World Series!

I’ve been trying to collect as many Evan Longoria cards as I can.  I counted them tonight and I found that I currently own 34 different Longoria cards, including 11 autographs (2 of which are redemptions that I’m waiting to receive).  It’s going to be tough to keep up since I think that every baseball card set released throughout the foreseeable future will have Longoria on the checklist, and many of those sets will have Longoria autographs.  I recently added Longoria’s Upper Deck Ballpark Collection autographed card to my collection, and I won an eBay auction for his Masterpieces autographed card, which is on its way to my mailbox.  SP Authentic was just released and it contains two different Longoria autographed cards, one of which also includes a game-worn relic.

Here’s the list of the Evan Longoria cards that I currently own:

2006:

  • Bowman Heritage – BHP76
  • Bowman Chrome Auto – DP66
  • Bowman Sterling Auto – BSP-EL

2007:

  • Tristar Elegance Showtime Game-Worn Uniform – ST-EL
  • Bowman (Team USA) – BDPP99
  • Bowman Gold (Team USA) – BDPP99
  • Bowman Chrome (Team USA) – BDPP99
  • Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor (Team USA) #047/199 – BDPP99
  • Bowman Blue Parallel Auto #054/500 – BP112
  • Bowman’s Best Auto – BBP39
  • Bowman Sterling Auto/Jersey – BSP-EL
  • Bowman Sterling Dual Auto (with Carl Crawford) #165/275 – BSDA-LC

2008:

  • Choice Durham Bulls Team Set – 14
  • eTopps #/1499 (in my eTopps portfolio but not shipped yet)
  • Topps Big Stix – 94
  • Topps Chrome – 193
  • Topps Chrome Refractor – 193
  • Topps Chrome Xfractor – 193
  • Topps Chrome Blue Refractor – 193
  • Topps Chrome Copper Refractor #365/599 – 193
  • Topps Allen & Ginter – 177
  • Topps Allen & Ginter Mini – 177
  • Topps Allen & Ginter Black Bordered Mini – 177
  • Topps Red Hot Rookie Redemption Auto – 17 (Redeemed and waiting to receive card from Topps)
  • Topps Triple Threads Auto/Relic #7/9 – TTAR-185
  • Bowman Chrome Head of the Class Dual Auto (with David Price) #330/350 – HOC-LP
  • Upper Deck Goudey – 200
  • Upper Deck Goudey Red-Back Mini – 200
  • Upper Deck Goudey Blue-Back Mini – 200
  • Upper Deck Goudey Green-Back Mini #76/88 – 200
  • Upper Deck X – 94
  • Upper Deck X Gold Die Cut – 94
  • Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Auto – 121
  • Upper Deck SPx Rookie Signatures Redemption Auto – RR3 (Redeemed and waiting to receive card from Upper Deck)

If you have any Evan Longoria cards that I don’t have that you’re willing to trade, please contact me to see if we can work out a deal!

Here are some of my Evan Longoria cards that I scanned for previous posts:

2006 Bowman Chrome Auto

2006 Bowman Chrome Auto

2007 Bowman's Best

2007 Bowman's Best Auto

2007 Bowman Sterling Auto/Jersey

2007 Bowman Sterling Auto/Jersey

2007 Tristar Elegance Showtime Game-Worn Uniform

2007 Tristar Elegance Showtime Game-Worn Uniform

2008 Choice Durham Bulls Team Set

2008 Choice Durham Bulls Team Set

2008 Topps Big Stix

2008 Topps Big Stix

2008 Topps Chrome

2008 Topps Chrome

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Black Bordered Mini

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Black Bordered Mini

2008 Upper Deck Goudey

2008 Upper Deck Goudey

2008 Upper Deck Goudey Red-Back Mini

2008 Upper Deck Goudey Red-Back Mini

Topps Triple Threads Auto/Relic #7/9

Topps Triple Threads Auto/Relic #7/9

At some point after the World Series ends, I’ll try to scan all of my Longoria cards and add them to an online gallery…

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