I don't blame card companies for rushing into getting this guy immediately onto cardboard and Panini did just that by getting him into their 2013 Pinnacle and Prizm products. Topps has also announced they are getting him into products as well. Yasiel Puig, the 22-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, has been on a tear so far this season. He has hit .421, 4 HR's and 10 RBI's in 4 games (last updated yesterday and doesn't have his play from last night). Collectors are racing to eBay and into their collections to try and find any piece of cardboard with his name on it. I already did...but came up empty handed. So far only Bowman Chrome minis, Bowman Chrome Bowman 100, Bowman Lucky Redemption #4 and Leaf products contain the player.
What I am going to make sure of however is that I grab some 2013 Pinnacle when it releases to try and get a rookie of this hot hitter into my collection. I may have to wait til July, but it will be worth it. The Prizm release comes out in late August and I can guarantee is this guy continues to slug like this those Prizm parallels are going to burn holes into collectors pockets.
Here is a peek at the Pinnacle Rookie Card:
What are your thoughts on Yasiel Puig? And did you dig through your collection to find some?