New Arrival: Mike Trout, of, Angels

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I have a couple Mike Trout autographs in my collection, but they are all on Sweet Spot cards. I have been wanting an official autographed card, but finding one that I could afford–and that looked nice–has been tough. I really dug the National Treasure autographs, and there are some really cool A&G Box Tops, but I kept getting outbid. When this card showed up, I sold a couple autographs an set up a snipe. I won. And it was way less than I thought it was going to cost.  I am pretty excited, especially since I have the Miguel Cabrera version.

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Since it came out, the Museum Collection autographs have been some of my favorite.  I guess they are pretty popular with collectors too.  I remember looking for the 2012 Buster Posey for months and never seeing one that was less than $250 or $300 dollars.  I think the 2013 design is even nicer than last season.

Trout is awesome. He is easily one of the best players in the league…and on track to be one of the best players of this generation. Some would argue that he is, overall, even better than Miguel Cabrera. I am not sure about that–you would have to lean on Trout playing a more demanding defensive position–but I am sure you could convince me.

Year Age Tm AB R H HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
2011 19 LAA 123 20 27 5 16 4 0 9 30 .220 .281 .672 89
2012 20 LAA 559 129 182 30 83 49 5 67 139 .326 .399 .963 168 AS,MVP-2,RoY-1,SS
2013 21 LAA 520 95 176 23 83 31 7 86 112 .338 .435 1.010 184 AS
3 Yrs 1202 244 385 58 182 84 12 162 281 .320 .404 .955 167
162 Game Avg. 618 125 198 30 94 43 6 83 145 .320 .404 .955 167
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/7/2013.
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