2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
I am working on this set because I find it to be the most appealing of the subsets issued by Topps in 2012.
The cards feature bold colors, great images, and a unique horizontal design.
I especially like the ‘Career Day’ theme as it pays homage to some of the greatest individual performances of baseball’s elite players.
Card #24 – Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
The Career Day – August 10, 2009. On this day, the Rockies were playing in Chicago against the Cubs. Tulo went 5-for-5 on the day as he hit for the cycle – 2 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run. He scored 2 runs in the game and drove in 7 runs. Tulo was the first shortstop in the history of the game to connect for 5 hits and drive in 7 runs in the same game.
Progress – 24/25
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Hideo Nomo’s two career no-hitters are the only no-hit games pitched at two different ballparks. The Colorado Rockies moved into hitter-friendly Coors Field for the 1995 season, and the park’s lone no-hit game was played on September 17, 1996, when Nomo struck out eight Rockies and won 9-0. Baltimore’s Camden Yards opened for the 1992 season and has hosted just one no-hitter, which was on April 4, 2001, when Nomo whiffed 11 batters and beat the Orioles 3-0.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’
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