Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains Part 2

Bowman Platinum released recently I opted not to buy a box.  I have had some rough luck with this product over the years, so this year I decided to stay clear.  Well, I tried to stay clear.  You see something that looks flashy, bright, and nice.  Next thing you know you are picking up cards that you told yourself you were not going to pick up.  Next thing you know you are the proud owner of a James Ramsey bat card.  

Ramsey started the year strongly with the Springfield Cardinals posting a .313/.405/.552 line in April with 6 home runs and 17 RBIs.  Ramsey's hot start continued into May where he posted a .291/.371/.636 line with 5 home runs, 4 doubles, and 11 RBIs.  Then came June and July.  Ramsey hit 2 home runs during the two months and drove in 8 runs.  His on-base percentage has stayed strong at .372 and .391, but the Cardinals already have a crowded outfield.  Ramsey is now an Indian.  

The Tribe promoted Ramsey to Triple A Columbus and Ramsey has been unable to hit anything.  Ramsey has 2 hits in 5 International League games for an .095 batting average.  Stellar.  

The good news is that I also picked up an Austin Meadows autograph at the same time that I landed this James Ramsey.  Meadows is a nice prospect.  I am waiting for the power to show up, but he's still young and has hit for a good average and gotten on base.  In the meantime, his card prices have come down dramatically.  

1 comment:

  1. Both product designs are sharp. It would have been cooler if Meadows would have signed the actual card.