Category Archives: 2012 Topps Career Day

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #25 – Yogi Berra, New York Yankees

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #25 – Yogi Berra, New York Yankees

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #25 – Yogi Berra, New York Yankees

CAREER DAY 25

The Career Day – October 10, 1956.  On this day, the Yankees were facing the Dodgers in Game 7 of the 1956 World Series.  Berra was 2-for-3 in the game with 2 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.  He was also walked two times in the game.  Best of all – The Yankees won 9-0 and secured the 1956 World Series Championship.

Progress – 25/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

CAREER DAY 24

The Career Day – August 10, 2009.  On this day, the Rockies were playing in Chicago against the Cubs.  Tulo went 5-for-5 on the day as he hit for the cycle - 2 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run.  He scored 2 runs in the game and drove in 7 runs.  Tulo was the first shortstop in the history of the game to connect for 5 hits and drive in 7 runs in the same game.

Progress – 24/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #22 – Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #22 – Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #22 – Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees

CAREER DAY 22

The Career Day – August 19, 1962.  In a 21-7 rout of the Oakland Athletics, Mickey Mantle put on quite a show.  Going 3-for-4, Mantle connected for a single, a double, and a Grand Slam.  On the day, Mantle collected 7 RBI, scored 3 runs, and stole 2 bases.

Progress – 22/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #21 – Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #21 – Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #21 – Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

CAREER DAY 21

The Career Day – September 22, 2011.  Facing the rival Giants, Kemp had a memorable game against his foes by going 4-for-5 on the day with three doubles and a home run.  Kemp scored 3 runs and drove in 2 more in the Dodgers win.

Progress – 21/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #20 – Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #20 – Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #20 – Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

CAREER DAY 20

The Career Day – May 16, 2008.  Hamilton was a machine on this day as his Rangers team had an inter-league match-up against the Houston Astros.  Hamilton went 5-for-5 with two singles, a triple, and two home runs.  Hamilton drove in 5 runs in the contest and scored 4 times.  This is Hamilton’s lone 5-hit performance of his career (thus far).

Progress – 20/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #19 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

CAREER DAY 19

The Career Day – April 23, 1954.  On this day during the 1954 baseball season, Jackie Robinson stole the show with his bat and legs.  Robinson went 3-for-5 for the Dodgers while hitting a double and two singles and scoring a run.  He also stole three bases in the contest – all three coming in the same inning!!  His final hit of the afternoon was a game-winning double in the 13th inning.

Progress – 19/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #18 – Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

CAREER DAY 18

The Career Day – September 16, 2005.  On this day in 2005, Cano dominated the Tampa Bay Rays.  During the late stages of his rookie campaign, Cano went 3-for-5 against the Rays, connecting for two home runs, a double, and scoring three times.  All of this was done in the first four innings of the game.

Progress – 18/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #17 – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #17 – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #17 – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

CAREER DAY 17

The Career Day – May 7, 2008.  On this day, Joey Votto and his Reds teammates beat the Cubs 9-0.  In the game, Votto became the first first-baseman in baseball history to it three home runs and steal a base in the same contest.  For the day, Votto was 3-for-4 with three home runs, 4 RBI, and a stolen base.  He was the first Reds rookie and third Canadian-born player to hit three home runs in a single contest.

Progress – 17/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #16 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #16 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #16 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies

CAREER DAY 16

The Career Day – September 3, 2006.  On this day in 2006, Ryan Howard dominated the Atlanta Braves in not one, but two games.  Facing the Braves in a double-header, Howard connected for three home runs in Game 1, his only 3-HR game of his career.  In the 2-game stint, Howard went 6-for-8 with 4 RBI.  The Phillies won Game One 8-7 and lost Game Two by a score of 3-1.

Progress – 16/25

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #15 – Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #15 – Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.

The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.

I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.

Card #15 – Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

CAREER DAY 15

The Career Day –  April 30, 1961.  On this day in 1961, Willie Mays set personal bests in home runs, RBI, and total bases for a single game.  Facing the Milwaukee Braves, Mays went 4-for-5 while connecting for 4 home runs, driving in 8 runs, and collecting 16 total bases.

Progress – 15/25