2013 Topps Gypsy Queen ‘Collisions At The Plate’ Subset – Johnny Bench
The theme of ‘Collision At The Plate’ is one that I think all baseball fans could get excited about. The play in which two players collide with completely opposite goals: 1 putting their body on the line in an effort to score a run for their team. 1 putting every ounce of energy, strength, and will into defending their plate.
Oh yes, the ‘Collision At The Plate’ is the perfect place for baseball drama to be born. And as soon as I saw that the 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen set was going to include a subset of cards with the title of ‘Collisions At The Plate’, I knew I would be going after it.
This is the Johnny Bench card from the set:
Bench was a supreme defender – one that will go down as one of the best in the sport’s history. He won ten consecutive Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence between the 1968-1977 baseball seasons.
Bench retired from the sport after 17 seasons with a .990 fielding percentage at catcher.