This is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of Zim’s rookies, merely the ones that I have to date.
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Weird to see Hernandez back in a Nats uniform…but it’s strangely welcome. I know he’s not that great a pitcher anymore, but still, there’s some weird comfort in seeing him back here. Just too bad the bullpen blew a decent outing. Oh, well. Onward and downward.
So Josh put us over the top again. I LIKE this guy! Rizzo, can we keep him?
Bio/Summary: Olsen has not exactly set the world on fire for the Nationals so far; to date, he is 1-4 with a 7.24 ERA and a 60 ERA+. I don’t know if he’s going to stick long-term – so I had no idea what category to put him into yet. He hasn’t been much more than a league-average pitcher so far in his career, so I don’t expect him to set the world on fire. Still, as a rookie in 2006, he went 12-10 with a 4.04 ERA and a 107 ERA+. Not bad for a rookie.
2007 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Star Materials #RZ
How Did I Get It?: Won it on eBay.
Did You Know?: Zimmerman’s mother Cheryl was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995, and has been in a wheelchair since 2000. Zimmerman has cited his mother’s condition as a substantial formative influence on his development.
Rating: 7/10 – Yeah, it’s game-used, but it’s a bit bland. It also doesn’t help that they selected a swatch that was too thick for the card, creasing the edge there.
2008 Topps Chrome #141
How Did I Get It?: Bought as a lot of Ryan Zimmerman cards on eBay.
Did You Know?: Ryan’s first home run in Nationals park in 2008 was also a walk-off homer, against the Braves’ Peter Moylan.
Rating: 6/10 – I chuckled a bit at the tongue sticking out, but it’s a shot I’ve seen a dozen times before and there’s not much to distinguish it. Plus, 2008 Topps. I don’t like it.
2007 UD Masterpieces #67
How Did I Get It?: Got it from checkoutmycards.net.
Did You Know?: On August 3, 2007, Zimmerman delivered his sixth walk-off game-winner in his first two seasons with a single to left, giving the Nationals a 3–2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Rating: 4/10 – I’m not crazy about Masterpieces. I know a lot of people like them, and I can respect that, but it’s just not my thing. I think it’s the art style which, while miles better than Goudey, just puts me off. Way too dark, for one thing. At least this one is a bit better lit.