Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 Topps 1987 Topps Minis #TM-66 Cole Hamels

Phillies 4, Brewers 3
Game 120 - Saturday Night, August 18th in Milwaukee
Record - 55-65, 4th Place, 19 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Cole Hamels pitched the Phils to another win, striking out 10 Brewers in the 4-3 victory.

What It Means:  The only mildly interesting, Phillies-related late season pursuit at this point involves Hamels and his potential bid for the National League Cy Young Award.  Hamels is now 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA in his four August starts.

What Went Right:  Hamels pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits.  Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final four outs of the game for his 27th save.  In the second, John Mayberry, Jr. and Erik Kratz hit back-to-back home runs.

Featured Card:  I'm still trying to decide on the vintage Topps design to utilize for my 2013 Chachi set. I recently threw out a few possibilities (1971, 1973, 1978, 1985 and 1988), but 1987 should be added to the list as well.  It's a tough decision, and I have a feeling I'll be calling a Phillies Room Executive Team meeting soon.

Topps did a great job paying tribute to its 1987 design with a set of mini inserts found within packs of its 2012 product.

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