2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-8 – Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros
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#8 – Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros
The dominant day – September 26, 1981. Ryan’s first no-hitter in the National League took a bit longer than his earlier ones, but that is because his offense was giving hm a ton of support. And that was all Ryan needed to capture his 5th career no-hitter. Going 9 innings while striking out 11 and walking 3, Ryan dominated an All-star filled Dodgers lineup.
Progress – 8/15