.@RaysBaseball has Brandon Lowe and Nate Lowe.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) April 29, 2019
Their explanation for how to pronounce those names made us dizzy.pic.twitter.com/6Td5VV1jwx
I have posted cards of both players on here, but I am a bigger fan of Brandon. He had a great year with the Rays last year finishing third in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. I get him finishing behind Yordan Alvarez, but I am still not sure how John Means snuck in front of him, perhaps some sort of gesture of sympathy towards Orioles fans for having to watch their team.
It seemed like collectors were really into Brandon Lowe for awhile, but his cards have slid back in price a little bit this year. With all of the time I have spent on Blake Snell cards, I feel like some of the other former Durham Bulls players who are currently in the Majors have been less of a priority.
Sort of accidental, but we can get more into the positives and negatives of the Blake Snell autographs in an end of year post.
Two new Lowe cards.
The first one is from the bulky Gold Label set. I think Topps has improved these cards over the past two or three years so that the frames no longer pop off the cards. They are still really heavy and feel a little clumsy. The design feels a little stagnant too.
I actually picked up this card with a Snell autograph since I cannot pass up combined shipping.
This card is so much better than the Blake Snell autographed card I posted yesterday. The art work is better. The sticker is straight. Feel like that sort of covers it.
This was a pretty fun five-ten minutes of my morning. Next month, I am going to try more cards that are not Blake Snell.