Rookie Card Logo Victim #2: Jemile Weeks
Back in 2006, the Major League Baseball Player’s Association pushed for the Rookie Card Logo to be placed on player’s first-year cards. The move was met with much criticism, and to this day can be a source of confusion.
Late last year I wrote about Pedro Alvarez and how his 2011 cards were not issued Rookie Card Logos even though they technically were his rookie cards. The post caused one reader to comment on the issue, which I found eye opening and seemingly factual.
This of course now brings me to the newest victim of this charade: Jemile Weeks.
The Oakland Athletics second-sacker has been a fan favorite in the Bay Area and has proven to be one of the games’ most energetic young stars.
He has been featured on cards since 2006, all of which has been issued as USA Baseball releases or various Minor League issues. But now in 2012 Topps has started to issue the first Major League cards of Jemile.
One problem: His cards do not carry the Rookie Card Logo!
As a hardcore rookie collector, I know what cards are considered his rookies. But to the casual fan and collector, who supposedly is supposed to target rookie cards with emblazoned with that Rookie Card Logo, how are they supposed to know?
I just hope that someone who Google’s “What year is Jemile Weeks’ Rookie Card” finds this post or something similar and figures it out before they just forget about searching for one all together.