Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays!
North Las Vegas, NV (June 19, 2008 ) – Many are crediting the Tampa Bay Rays success to one key player in particular, Evan Longoria. Upper Deck is excited to add him to the 2008 SPx Baseball set through the mystery rookie redemption program. Longoria will be card #148 in the set or “RR3” for the redemption. Every SPx Baseball mystery rookie redemption card will be autographed.
“Evan Longoria is probably one of the most exciting prospects in baseball today,” said Steven Judd, Upper Deck’s Baseball product manager. “He has been compared to players like Ryan Braun and even Alex Rodriguez because he has rare power for a player at his position. With eleven home-runs already this year, it’s easy to understand why he is drawing those comparisons. He’s the type of player collectors dream about.”
Upper Deck will announce every week a new rookie redemption player until all seven players have been revealed. Longoria joins Clayton Kershaw of Dodgers and Jay Bruce of the Reds as the first three rookies to be announced in this program. Upper Deck’s 2008 SPX Baseball is available now at hobby stores (SRP $19.99). For additional information on the product, please visit http://www.upperdeck.com.