Look out Jose Abreu, you might have some competition when it comes to having the hottest rookie card this summer. Check out this Dr. James Andrews card, which is included in the new Topps Allen & Ginter collection.
Featuring a piece of a player's game-used jersey in the card in nothing new, but Topps may have went went a little overboard here by including a swatch of the prominent orthopedic surgeon's scrubs in the card. Kind of weird. Whatever the case, Topps has also included autographed Dr. Andrews cards in packs.
Dr. Andrew's patient list is a who's who of Hall of Famers and elites from all sports, including Drew Brees, Michael Jordan, Matt Harvey, Albert Pujols, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, Troy Aikman, Tom Brady, CC Sabathia, John Smoltz, Bo Jackson, Sam Bradford, RGIII and Jack Nicklaus -- just to name a few. A more detailed patient list can be found HERE.
It's amazing that in a field of incredibly smart people like orthopedic surgeons, one man stands out like Dr. Andrews does. These players are always flying all the way to Birmingham, Ala. to see him. The dude deserves major props for his all-out domination in his field. While a trading card of a doctor is definitely different, it surely is a cool way to recognize a very important man in the sports world.