2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-13 – Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-13 – Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

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#13 – Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

JON LESTER

The Dominant Day – May 19, 2008.  Jon Lester and his Boston Red Sox teammates faced the Kansas City Royals on this date, and Lester was in control from the start.  Throwing his first complete game of the 2008 baseball season, Lester no-hit the Royals and allowed just two walks in the win.  He struck out nine batters in the game and threw 130 pitches.  It was the first Red Sox no-hitter in 52 years.

Progress – 13/15

2 responses to “2012 Topps ‘Mound Dominance’ Subset – Card #MD-13 – Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox

  1. “It was the first Red Sox no-hitter in 52 years.” ???
    Actually, the Red Sox have had so many no-nos in recent years that their catcher in the 2000s now holds the record for catching the most ever.
    Here’s a good trivia question for non-Red Sox fans (from NYTimes article):
    “Before Lester’s no-no, __?_____ was among 13 catchers in history who had caught three no-hitters. (His other three were thrown by Hideo Nomo in 2001, Derek Lowe in 2002 and Clay Buchholz last September.) Now, he alone holds the record.”
    Enjoy!

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