Monday, March 14, 2011

Russell Martin In The Hoopography House: 2007 UD Black Lustrous Auto

2007 Upper Deck Black Russell Martin Lustrous Auto

With the start of MLB right around the corner, I'm getting the baseball card itch. What's the best remedy? Well… the best remedy is to scratch it, and I did that with this UD Black Russell Martin auto. Martin is the former young and talented L.A. Dodgers catcher. Unfortunately for the Dodgers and their fans, Martin has not performed up to the success he enjoyed earlier in his career. Because of that, he was not tendered an offer by the Dodgers.

My New York Yankees took a chance on Martin and his previously injured hip (torn right Labrum). The Yankees organization is loaded with catchers and catching prospects, so the signing by the Yankees of Martin was a bit of a surprise. However, the 28 year old has shown promise in the past. Hopefully, the change of scenery will prove to be the remedy to get both Martin and the Yankees back on track this upcoming season. 

Happy Collecting and… "Enjoy Every Crack of the Bat"


  1. Damn, that is nice. Love that UD Black.

    Good luck to Russ in the Bronx.

  2. UD Black is awesome... nice pickup mi amigo... but just remember that:

    Kurt Suzuki > Russell Martin

    of course... that's just my humble opinion... LOL.

  3. @Fuji, I can respect that. Hopefully Martin will get the magic back and help lead the Yanks to another World Series Win!!!