2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
I really like the ‘Mound Dominance’ subset that Topps included in their 2012 base set. The cards are sharp, the graphics are solid, and I am a sucker for cards that pay homage to a historic baseball event.
The ‘Mound Dominance’ set recalls 15 amazing pitching performances in major league history.
This is card#2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
The dominant day – June 12, 2007. On this day, Verlander threw the first of the two no-hitters of his career thus far. This performance was superb – 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 12 strikeouts, just 4 walks, and 112 pitches thrown. The Tigers beat the Brewers by a score of 4-0. And, amazingly, Verlander was just as dominant in the ninth inning as he was in the 9th – he was clocked at 102 MPH in inning number nine!!
Progress – 2/15