I apologize for being so blunt but having not watched baseball since 2002 I have a lot to catch up on. Now that it’s been about 7 months I have come across Adam Dunn of the Cincinatti Reds. I’ve pulled a good 8-10 of his cards, maybe even a Refractor but never did I think of looking at his stats until today. The man has put together the most quiet back to back to back to back 40 home runs seasons in Major League history! It’s not just in the Hobby that he gets no love either. He hit 46 home runs and 100+ RBI in 2004 and came in a laughable 28th in the M.V.P voting that year. In those four seasons, he’s only been an All-Star one time. That’s pathetic, America. Where is the love for Adam Dunn?
His rookie card, a 1999 Bowman Chrome can be found for $5 or less scattered all over eBay and the parallels can be found for under $20. Meanwhile, the Hobby is drooling over Joba Chamberlain, a glorified future closer and his 2007 Bowman Chrome rookie card. There has to be some conspiracy here. What does Adam have to do in 2008 to get some attention from the Collector World? Hit 60 home runs? He’d still get over-looked by Ken Griffey’s 35 for Cincinnati.
One last stat to look at. In the last four seasons Adam has only two home runs less than Albert Pujol’s of that same period. Pujols is considered a Baseball God, while Adam is looked at as a better version of Matt Stairs. What’s this world come to?