I've had these two Dom Smith cards stashed ,waiting for a third to arrive from ebay to post about all three.It's been almost a month and I still haven't received that third Smith card and I'm starting to doubt that It will ever get here.It's not like the card was super expensive or anything,but If the guy's having issues shipping or If he doesn't have the card In question,then some communication would be appreciated.nothing yet.Oh well.On with "The Dom".
I remember when Dominic got the phone call that landed him In a Mets uni,albeit a minor league uni.The Mets selected Smith In the first round of the 2013 draft ,11th overall.I remember how scrawny and small he looked.He didn't look very intimidating at all.Since then he's filled out and really looks like a major leaguer.I can't really put my finger on who he reminds me of.I want to say Eddie Murray from the left side.The kid can rake.He's yet to find the power stroke but so far,in the lower minors ,he's proved that he can put the bat on the ball,averaging .290 ,10 HR with a .357 OBP over three seasons. He plays first too,which could bode well for us If Duda decides to regress or end up on another team.I highly doubt the Mets will include him in any deals because of the fact that we don't have many first basemen.I'm really hoping this kid comes through.At 20 years old he's already been named 2015 Florida State League MVP and most recently made the 2015 All Arizona Fall League team.Plus,Dom photographs very well!
I'm enjoying the Topps Pro Debut brand. I am now hip to the cards with the "Pro Debut" foil logo on them ,indicating the players "true" professional debut. Furthermore,they are cheap!Much more affordable than the sexier ,more popular brands.
This Is just a nice card of The Dom!The pronounced leg kick combined with the stylish elbow/shin pad and slightly visible tat on the right forearm are what do It for me on this card.
With the 2013 Bowman Draft Dominic Smith still MIA,this 2015 Syndergaard Topps Heritage '51 Collection RC fills In nicely.