Sunday, June 1, 2008
Card of the Day: 2001 SP Game Bat Edition Pieces of the Game Manny Ramirez
Manny Ramirez will always be remembered for his bat.
Last night, Ramirez got over the hump and hit his 500th career home run. While that doesn't mean nearly as much as it did even ten years ago, it is still quite an accomplishment and usually a sure ticket to the Hall of Fame.
Ramirez became the 24th member of the club after hitting a Chad Bradford pitch in the seventh inning of a 6-3 win.
The milestone has card collectors in a flurry as well.
Most Ramirez stuff on eBay has bids on it. However, just like with Jon Lester last week, there's no point in buying now. Let the bloodhounds drive stuff up and go back to collecting Ramirez when he cools off in a couple weeks.
For those interested in a Jon Lester follow-up, he now has just 269 listings.