2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-2 – Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

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

JUSTIN VERLANDER

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

 

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