|2014 Topps Tribute Game Used baseball 7/10 MLB Debut|
Cole made his major league debut and it was one of my favorite games of that magical 2013 season the Pirates had last year. Topps finally got away from the "not specific game, event, or season" this year when they introduced a line of game used baseballs (all with specific MLB holograms on them) to indicate what game the used baseball was from. Since this card represents such an important game for the Pirates, I vowed to one day at one to my collection. Costing me $53.32 delivered seems like a lot, but now that it's in a nice magnetic touch case with a stand proudly displayed, I think it's worth it.
Cole will made his return from the DL Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves in just his 3rd start since June 4th. The Bucs need Cole to be a front of the rotation starter if they have any hopes of making the post season. They are currently struggling mightly due to many injury issues, but thanks to some late inning heroics and an absolutely incredible start by Cole (7IP, 6K, 2 ER) they were able to pull away with a victory. Let's hope that trend continues in the House of Horrors, Milwaukee.