If all the media reports are to be believed, Derek Holland will make his final rehab start today at the Rangers Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, Texas. Of course, we all know how suspect the media can be, a certain written publication in Watertown, NY being the exception of course.
Derek Holland is my favorite current Ranger so I've missed seeing him play this year. That said, I don't know if I really want him to try to come back in 2014. The Rangers season is lost and has been since May so he isn't going to help the team at all. Of course, he might just be looking to knock off some rust and checking out the ol' knee.
Even though Holland has been down for the count this year, I've still been adding his cards to my collection. I recently spotted a lot of 4 cards on Ebay I couldn't resist. Not for just over a buck each.
This 2013 Topps Chasing the Dream jersey relic is very common. I like the red swatch, even if it is from his dog's bath towel.
There are approximately 742 different types of autograph cards in 2014 Topps Tribute. I've got a number of these now, but I'll keep buying when they are selling for $1.20 each. This is the Tribute Traditions version #62/99.
Here is the base 2014 Tribute auto, #70/99. I love these on-card autos.
This is the Tribute to Pastime Green (really, not much green there) version #9/25. I bought one of these way back when and it never arrived. It had a tracking # and it ended up at a post office half way between here and that was the last time it "checked" in anywhere.
I hope Derek's rehab start goes well and if he does come back this season, I might just try to go see him pitch.