2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset – Evan Longoria
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 Renteria, and Pablo Sandoval but none of these guys made the checklist.
That does leave room for some nice surprises…
This is the card of Evan Longoria from the set:
While he has yet to win a World Series title, Evan Longoria has certainly provided his share of highlights in postseason play.
Longo has been a major factor in the success of the Tampa Bay Rays and their ability to land in the postseason. In his first six seasons in the majors, the Rays have been to the playoffs four times and to the World Series once.
In postseason play, Longoria has not hit the ball at the same level he has during the regular season, but when he does connect – it counts. In 30 games, Longo has launched 9 home runs while driving in 21 runs and scoring 16 times.
With the right pieces around him, Longoria could very well be a future World Series MVP.