2012 Topps ‘Career Day’ Subset – Card #16 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
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 #16 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies
The Career Day – September 3, 2006. On this day in 2006, Ryan Howard dominated the Atlanta Braves in not one, but two games. Facing the Braves in a double-header, Howard connected for three home runs in Game 1, his only 3-HR game of his career. In the 2-game stint, Howard went 6-for-8 with 4 RBI. The Phillies won Game One 8-7 and lost Game Two by a score of 3-1.
Progress – 16/25
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Ryan Howard has struck out more in a single World Series than any other player in major league history. During the 2009 World Series, Howard hit just .174 and struck out 13, yes thirteen, times setting the record.
Prior to 2009, the record holder was Willie Wilson, who during the 1980 World Series struck out 12 times.
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As a Marlins fan, it pains me to watch the baseball playoffs and not see my beloved guys in Teal & Black not playing. The realist in me knows that the Marlins don’t have the weapons to compete with the Dodgers or the Phillies though…
So as I sit here and watch playoff baseball(I’ve been watching a ton of it), I try to see the differences between the team I cheer for and the teams that are playing now. And even though they play in the same division, I will admit that I am envious of the Phillies. This team is for real, and appears to have no weaknesses.
And of all of their stars, none has shined brighter in the 2009 playoffs like Ryan Howard!! This guy has been the absolute picture of consistency and his ability to drive in runs has been unmatched. Going into tonight’s Game 5, Howard has knocked in at least one or more runs in 8 straight playoff games. This feat ties an MLB record and if Howard has his way, he will soon be the lone record holder. While not playing selfishly, he and his Phillies teammates look to win the series tonight and if Howard continues with his hot streak, it’s a very strong possibility that after tonight he owns the record for consecutive games in the playoffs with an RBI. And he and his teammates will also be celebrating their second year in a row playing in the World Series!!!
Do I dare say ‘Go Phils’???
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