October 18, 2014

Random Royals #1: Eric Hosmer Relic

**From now until the Royals eventual World Series Championship comes to fruition I'll be posting Random Royals from my collection.** 

I wonder when they look back at the exact turning point that the Royals started their transformation from a hapless organization to the dominant teams of the latter half of the 2010's I wonder if it won't be when they called up Eric Hosmer in 2011. He's been a very stable Gold Glove winning 1st baseman for them and he's one World Series MVP award away from being an all-time Royals legend. 

2014 Donruss Eric Hosmer Jersey Relic

2 comments:

Josh D. said...

http://kansasfirstnews.com/2014/10/04/korean-fan-brings-spark-to-royals-winning-streak/

The turning point was when Sung Woo came to visit KC. Everything before that pointed to "hapless."

Jupiterhill said...

I was at a game a week before Sung Woo, I'd like to think it was me that sparked them.

I think the turning point from the organization's standpoint was when they traded for Shields and Davis.

From a fan's standpoint, I think it might have been the hot streak right after the All-Star break (which coincided with Woo's visit).

It wasn't a matter of did we have the pieces, it was can all the pieces work together good enough to be contenders.

Nice card by the way, I might have to search for one.