Andy Pettitte 2014 Topps Series 1 Subset – ‘Super Veterans’
When I got back into the hobby of baseball card collecting in the summer of 2008, my goal was to pay homage to the players that helped build my love for the game and the hobby.
The first subset I put together that helped me with that cause was the ‘Super Veterans’ subset from the 1983 Topps baseball card set. This set is a beauty and it highlights the true legends of the game as their careers were winding down.
For the last few years, I have actively been begging Topps to bring this subset back and pay honor to today’s ‘Super Veterans’. And while I cannot confirm that they obliged my request, I was very excited to see that a 15-card ‘Super Veterans’ subset was part of the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.
I am building the set now. Here is the card of Andy Pettitte:
Andy Pettitte closed his career at the end of the 2013 baseball season.
His resume includes a 256-153 record, good for a win percentage of 62.6. Pettitte worked 3,316 innings during his career while tallying 2,448 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.85.
Pettitte was selected as an All-Star three times and finished in the Top 6 for the Cy Young Award on five different occasions. He made it to the postseason in 14 of his 18 years as a major league pitcher. Pettitte played in 8 World Series match-ups and won 5 times.