2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset – Roy Halladay
The 2013 Topps Update baseball card set includes a subset tagged as ‘Postseason Heroes. And with that theme, you would expect to find cards of modern players like Albert Pujols, Edgar Rentaria, and Pablo Sandoval but none of these guys made the checklist.
That does leave room for some nice surprises…
This is the card of Roy Halladay from the set:
For a player with 16 complete major league seasons under his belt, Roy Halladay’s postseaon career has been relatively limited. He has appeared in the playoffs just twice, and both were recent – the 2010 and 2011 playoffs.
But, he did make a grand entrance with his debut in 2010. Halladay pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the opening round of the NLDS. The game was at home in Philadelphia and the victory drove the Phillies to a series win over the Reds and into the NLCS against the eventual champions, the Giants.