Monday, February 8, 2010

Card of the Day: 2010 Topps baseball #80b Christy Mathewson SP

My first short print out of '10 Topps! Considering I didn't pull a single short-print out of all the '09 Topps I opened, this is bliss for me.

That last line of stats caught my interest so I had to investigate. Mathewson pitched his entire career for the Giants until he was traded to the Reds on July 20, 1916. His 1 and only outing for the Reds, the second game in a double header on September 4, was billed as the final showdown between two of the biggest names in baseball, Christy Mathewson and Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown. It must have been quite a show! Mathewson came away with a complete game win, giving up 8 runs to the Cubs giving up 10. It was one of the highest scoring games of the year for both teams.

2 comments:

EdS said...

Very Nice! I really enjoy being able to pull iconic baseball figures from current packs, especially when they are so well done.

packaddict said...

Yeah, that is one thing that was rarely done in past decade's sets.

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