Tuesday, March 5, 2013

1964 Topps #104 Art Mahaffey

Phillies 5, Pirates 0
Spring Training Game 11 - Monday Afternoon, March 4th in Bradenton
Record - 5-5-1

One Sentence Summary:  John Lannan and a trio of relievers combined for the shutout and Michael Young drove in a pair of runs as the Phillies defeated the Pirates, 5-0.

What It Means:  It was another good showing for the Phillies and their pitchers.  Lannan, the presumed fifth starter, improved his spring record to 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.13.

What Went Right:  Lannan pitched well, but the Phillies radio team was very impressed with Mike Adams' perfect inning in the fourth.  Adam Morgan and Raul Valdes pitched the final five scoreless innings.

Featured Card:  Art Mahaffey and his 1964 Topps card have nothing to do with yesterday's game but I've got Heritage fever!  I've been browsing eBay and the Topps Facebook page, enjoying pictures of the new cards that have hopefully made their way to a Target near me.  It's safe to say that Heritage is now the set I look forward to the most on an annual basis.  We won't be collecting the set this year, but a blaster or two is definitely in my future plans.

I'll look to track down all the Philllies cards in the set, and the Beatles card in the News Flashback set will be added to my collection as well.  One small quibble about the Beatles card - Couldn't Topps have found a picture of the Beatles from 1964 with George Harrison included?


Section 36 said...

The missing George is a great point. I'm pretty sure there is more than one picture of the Beatles floating around out there.

Jim said...

Probably more than a few.

Jim from Downingtown said...

You'd think if anyone was going to cause licensing problems, it would be Yoko.