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Friday, August 03, 2007

Player Focus: Mark Teixeira

The Braves' newest addition, Mark Teixeira, was hitting a HR every 22.00 AB & a RBI every 5.86 AB this season with the Rangers. In his 1st two games with the Braves, he hit 2 HR & 6 RBI in 11 AB. Maybe this change was what he needed to get back to like the slugger everyone expected him to be. Since peaking in '05 (43 HR & 144 RBI), we've seen his HR & RBI production fall the last 2 seasons. Now he's hitting in between the Jones' in Atlanta's very potent line-up. I expect his production to rise back up, driving more interest in his key RC cards.

From what I can tell, Teixeira only has two base Auto RC's: 01 SPx Auto #'d 1500 & 01 Ultimate Collection Auto #'d 250. I don't have any historical data on his cards, but there are a couple of his SPx RC's on auction right now, ending in 3 days, so we'll see if he's already started picking up hobby steam since his move to the Braves a couple days ago.

1 comment:

baseballfan4ever said...

Teixeira also has Donruss Rookies, Donruss Elite, and Donruss Sig. Series cards from 2001. The rest of the companies caught up with him in '02, Topps placed a "Prospect" card in their traded set and U.D. used him as a "Future Gem" in their set.