Sunday, December 13, 2015
One Met at a Time, Vol. 2
[Ed. Note: Since my Mets collection recently eclipsed the 7k plateau, I figured it might be fun to drop in a few single-card posts here and there to celebrate the achievement.]
Player: Drew Butera
Card Info: 2005 Bowman Draft Gold, #BDP44
I was a catcher all throughout rec ball growing up, so I'm naturally partial to cards of catchers. Sometimes, even more than a play at the plate card, it's nice to just see a pose like this one. While Butera never made it to the majors with New York, he did eventually make it to Citi Field in a pretty memorable way.
The Royals acquired Butera via trade from the Angels in May of this past year and he wound up making the World Series roster as Sal Perez's backup. And, wouldn't you know, the former Met draft pick entered Game 5 in the bottom of the 12th, catching the final frame of the Fall Classic as the Royals won the game, 7-2, and clinched the championship on New York soil. It was Butera's only appearance in the Series. Life is kinda funny that way, I guess.