Monday, July 27, 2015
deVariation of deGrom
In honor of Jacob deGrom's masterful performance against the hated Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, may I present to you the newest addition to my collection. This is a photo variation from Series 2 Topps that I picked up off eBay for under five bucks, including shipping. I thought that was a pretty good bargain since most of these things start at seven or eight bucks plus shipping.
Anyhow, this is a pretty neat card of the All-Star righty. In 99% of the cases, I wish Topps would use these "variations" as the primary cards. But, what are you gonna do?
As for deGrom's most recent gem, how does 7 2/3 shutout innings with two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts sound? Not to mention an RBI fielder's choice that snapped Zack Greinke's scoreless innings streak at 45 2/3.
Of course, because it's the Mets, deGrom received a no-decision when Familia coughed up two in the ninth. But, at least the Mets won it in extras.
One last interesting factoid: This card is the 6,666th unique Mets card in my collection.