Friday, February 5, 2016

2010 Topps Commerative Patches - Robin Roberts

I've never been a big fan of these Topps manufactured patch cards but don't mind getting them as a throw in in blaster boxes. And of course I like them a lot better if the cards depict either Phillies or Astros. I recently picked up these Robin Roberts two cards from 2010 Topps.

 The patches use the original logo from the games. I like this Liberty Bell inspired logo for the 1952 game which was, of course, played in Philadelphia. Robin Roberts, appearing in his 3th All-Star game in a row (of 7 total), didn't actually get in the game. It would have made more sense to have put Curt Simmons of the Phillies on this card since he was the starter. Simmons pitched 3 innings. Bob Rush of the Cubs pitched 2 innings and got the win in this rain-shortened game. The Nationals won 3-2. Notable new comers to the All-Star ranks were Mickey Mantle and Satchel Page, neither of which got in the game. Roberts and Simmons were the only Phillies' All-Stars in 1952

The 1953 game was played in old Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Robin Roberts was the NL starting pitcher. He threw 3 innings of 1-hit shutout ball, but so did the AL starter Billy Pierce of the White Sox. The Nationals scored 2 runs in the fifth leading to an eventual NL 5-1 win. Warren Spahn, who pitched the 4th and 5th innings got the win. There were three other Phillies in the game, Curt Simmons, Richie Ashburn and Granny Hamner.

This Robin Roberts card also appeared in 2010 Topps.

 One of my pet peeves is Topps' habit of using the same photograph for multiple cards, especially when they do it in the same year.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

I do like the AS Game and WS patach cards. Those are nice ones. For unkown reasons I have an thing for Mr. Redlegs. Yeah that sounds weird.