Julio Borbon & Jhoulys Chacin are Topps' latest Red Hot Rookies

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Topps announced its eighth and ninth Red Hot Rookies for 2009, and they are the Texas Rangers’ Julio Borbon (No. 8) and the Colorado Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin (No.9).

RHR8Topps will announce the final Red Hot Rookies later this season. The redemption cards can be found one per Topps Series 2 hobby box and can be redeemed at www.topps.com/redemption.

The previous rookies in the program were:

1.      Fernando Martinez, Mets
2.      Gordon Beckham, White Sox (10 percent of cards autographed)
3.      Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
4.      Tommy Hanson, Braves
5.      Nolan Reimold, Orioles
6.      Neftali Feliz, Rangers
7.     Mat Latos, Padres

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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