Last week as I was reading through my blog roll and I came across the headline 2018 Stadium Club Inserts Up For Grabs, and headed on over to Baseball Every Night to check it out.
I hadn't been able to pick up any Stadium Club yet, and I was curious to see if Peter had pulled and interesting cards, and maybe, just maybe, there was a Nicholas Castellanos or Miguel Cabrera in the mix.
Neither of those Tigers were on Peter's list, but as I scrolled down through the names I saw this...
SCA - NG Niko Goodrum -Detroit Tigers
Had anyone asked for this card yet...I was sure that I was late to the party, as is usual, but, amazingly to my surprise, the card was still there, and I quickly posted my choice.
I had just seen a similar Niko Goodrum card on my friend Alex's Twitter feed, and so I knew what the card looked like.
Within a few minutes I has received a message on Twitter from Peter that the Niko card was mine, and that he'd have it to me the next week.
This beautiful card arrived at my house on Monday, and it's become my favorite card of 2018 to enter my collection.
The surprise find this year so far for the Tigers, Niko Goodrum has pretty much done anything the team has asked of him in his first year in the Motor City, playing every infield position except catcher, playing both left and right field, as well as being a DH.
In 86 games this season, Niko has hit .240/9/33, and has scored 34 runs, and has walked 26 times.
Defensively Niko has proven to be a solid big league defender, sporting a .970 fielding percentage, with 8 errors in 181 chances.
I'd like to thank Peter again for not only the card, but for being a terrific baseball fan and even better card blogger...make sure to check out his blog and follow if your able to.
Thanks, also, to all who are reading this post, and have read this blog in the past...I am blessed to have you all in my life.
Play Ball! ⚾️