Jimmy Rollins notched career hit number 2000 on Tuesday night.
1998 Bowman #181 Jimmy Rollins (RC)
Recently and throughout his career has taken some heat for not hustling and other shortcomings at the plate. Regardless the man has managed to rack up 2000 major league hits and he isn't just a slap hitter. There are a lot of extra base hits among those 2000. He also will always be the Shortstop for the 2008 World Champions and the 2007 NL MVP.
Rollins joins Hall of Famers Ed Delahanty, Richie Ashburn, and Mike Schmidt in the Philllies 2000 hit club. That is pretty good company. If he stays healthy Rollins has a good chance of becoming the Phils all-time hit leader.
For The Collector
The above 1998 Bomwan Card is the Jimmy Rollins rookie card - sorry about the darkness of the pix. I recently picked this card up a box of 1998 Bowman Series 1 for $19. There are a couple of other RCs in the set. However, any rookies in the set are not real special - they are pretty much near Rollins level at best. A recent auction for the card concluded as low as $2.98. Complete sets of 1998 Bowman, includging both Series 1 and 2, are low-listed at BIN $21.