Roy Halladay 2014 Topps Series 1 Subset – ‘Super Veterans’
When I got back into the hobby of baseball card collecting in the summer of 2008, my goal was to pay homage to the players that helped build my love for the game and the hobby.
The first subset I put together that helped me with that cause was the ‘Super Veterans’ subset from the 1983 Topps baseball card set. This set is a beauty and it highlights the true legends of the game as their careers were winding down.
Halladay threw a no hitter for the Phillies against the Florida Marlins in 2010.
For the last few years, I have actively been begging Topps to bring this subset back and pay honor to today’s ‘Super Veterans’. And while I cannot confirm that they obliged my request, I was very excited to see that a 15-card ‘Super Veterans’ subset was part of the 2014 Topps Series 1 release.
I am building the set now. Here is the card of Roy Halladay:
After 16 seasons of play, Roy Halladay retired at the conclusion of the 2013 baseball season.
He left the sport with a 65.9% winning percentage and a 203-105 record. He started 390 games during his 16-year career and threw 67 complete games with 20 shutouts. He had a career ERA of 3.38 with 2,117 strikeouts and a K:9 innings ratio of 6.9 per 9 innings thrown.
Halladay was a 9-time All-star and a winner of 2 Cy Young Awards. He also had 5 other ‘Top 6’ finishes for the award. Halladay made it to the postseason three times. His top performance was a no-hitter for the Phillies, just the second no-hitter in postseason history.