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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In 1979, Bob Watson became the first player to hit for the cycle in both the National League and American League. John Olerud duplicated the feat in 2001.
** factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
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On this day in 1987, Andre Dawson hit for the cycle as his Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-4.
Batting 3rd in the Cubs’ line-up, Dawson went 5-for-5 in the game while collecting 2 RBI.
The breakdown – Hit #1 – 1st inning, Home Run(6th of the season). Hit #2 – 3rd inning, Double. Hit #3 – 4th inning – Single. Hit #4 – 6th inning – Triple. Hit #5 – 8th inning – Single. Not a bad day at the ballpark, huh???
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