2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’ Subset – David Ortiz
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 David Ortiz from the set:
While he is still in the process of writing his postseason legacy, David Ortiz has already cemented himself as one of the sport’s great playoff heroes.
As a member of the Boston Red Sox for the past 11 seasons, Ortiz has helped take Boston to the playoffs seven times. He has compiled a career playoff batting average of .295 while connecting for 17 home runs and driving in 60 runs.
Amazingly, in World Series play, he is even better. Much better. In three World Series match-ups, Ortiz has played in 14 games. He had amassed a .455 batting average while going 20-for-44. Of his 20 hits, 6 are doubles and 3 are home runs. He has driven in 14 RBI in those 14 games while also scoring 14 runs.