Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2012 Topps Museum Collection Momentous Material Jumbo Relics #MMJR-JRO Jimmy Rollins

Phillies 7, Rockies 2
Game 69 - Tuesday Night, June 19th in Philadelphia
Record - 32-37, 5th Place, 8 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies hit, pitched and caught the ball better than the Rockies, winning 7-2.

What It Means:  For at least last night, the Phillies looked as if they actually remembered how to play the game.

What Went Right:  On the day rookie Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, the Phillies and their fans needed some good news.  Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, John Mayberry, Jr. and Cole Hamels delivered, doing everything right in a win against the Rockies.

Rollins scored three times and went 2 for 2 with two walks.  Mayberry and Ruiz each contributed a two-run home run.  And Hamels overcame a rough first inning to win his 10th game.  He allowed just the two runs on six hits while striking out seven.

Featured Card:  I have no idea why this card ended up in my collection.  I typically don't go after relic or jersey or patch cards, especially those found in high-end products like this year's Topps Museum Collection.  My guess is that I bid on this card on eBay at its low opening price and I came away the winner.  It's definitely a cool card, and probably the largest jersey piece of Rollins' in my collection.  Making it even cooler is the fact that it looks to be from one of the retro-style Phillies uniforms the team has occasionally broken out over the past few years.

And remember when Topps just used to number its cards using . . . numbers?  Those were the good old days.

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