join the (2008 topps stadium) club

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Quick… what is more fun than purchasing a whole mess of 2008 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards at drastically discounted prices?

CORRECT- getting some of those cards autographed in person!

A handful of pages have been ripped from the calendar since I last discussed these cards. As I suspected, the cards look pretty sharp after the players have signed them. I already posted scans of Blake DeWitt’s autographed Stadium Club cards, so they will not be repeated here. With that in mind, first up are the five variations of the Chin-Lung Hu cards that I pulled together while trying to understand this product this past winter.

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Chin-Lung Hu 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 133-a

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Chin-Lung Hu 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 133-a 1st Day Issue (no. 187/599)

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Chin-Lung Hu 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 133-b (no. 690/999)

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Chin-Lung Hu 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 133-b 1st Day Issue

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Chin-Lung Hu 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 133-b Photographer’s Proof (no. 44/50)

Carlos Gonzalez took a break from hitting home runs while in town with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in order to autograph a few cards for me. Gonzalez was later called up by the Colorado Rockies.

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Carlos Gonzalez 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 128-a

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Carlos Gonzalez 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 128-b 1st Day Issue

Infielder Jonathan Herrera also visited the Duke City long enough to sign both variations of his Stadium Club cards.

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Jonathan Herrera 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 122-a

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Jonathan Herrera 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 122-b 1st Day Issue

In spite of being on the DL, Colorado Sky Sox pitcher Greg Reynolds seemed quite happy to affix his signature to both variations of his Stadium Club cards.

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Greg Reynolds 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 122-a 1st Day Issue

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Greg Reynolds 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 122-b 1st Day Issue

Slugger Sean Rodriguez visited Albuquerque with the Salt Lake Bees prior to being called up to the Los Angeles Angels. Not only did Rodriguez autograph his cards with a smile, but afterwards thanked me for coming out the to the ballpark.

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Sean Rodriguez 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 131-a

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Sean Rodriguez 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 131-b (no. 974/999)

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Sean Rodriguez 2008 Topps Stadium Club no. 131-b 1st Day Issue

I am still interested in picking up the rookie card variations that I don’t have, so please check out my want list before digging through your duplicates. I do have a few, and expect to have more duplicate autographed 2008 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards to trade to graphers who are working on this set. I may not revisit this product prior to the end of this season, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions or have a trade proposal.

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