I don't know how Upper Deck decides who to include in these sets, but they took a nice gamble on this one.
Howard is one of my favorite players ever, and I hope the penny-pinching Phillies extend him to the nice long contract that the slugger deserves.
One interesting observation on Ryan's baseball reference page:
In the "Similar Batters through Age 27" list, suprisingly, not a single Hall of Famer.
Norm Cash, Cecil Fielder, and Mo Vaughn all make the top 5 here, which is interesting when you consider the body shapes of those sluggers, and how they compare with RyHo:
Things that make you go hmmmm? Maybe we shouldn't jump on that extension just yet after all...