Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2012 Topps Heritage Red #32 Domonic Brown

Phillies 4, Yankees 3
Spring Training Game 4 - Tuesday Afternoon, February 26th in Clearwater
Record - 1-2-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phillies claimed their first victory of the spring, courtesy of seventh inning home runs from Domonic Brown and Tommy Joseph.

What It Means:  That's more like it!  The bats were quiet again for the majority of the game, but a win's a win.

What Went Right:  Fourth starter Kyle Kendrick allowed a run in his one inning of work.  Kevin Frandsen started the scoring with an RBI-double in the sixth.  Brown hit a monster shot over the batter's eye in dead center field and Joseph followed a few batters later with a two-run home run to the tiki bar in left.

Featured Card:  Joseph's home run won the game, but Brown's was more impressive.  For that reason, and because he gave me little reason to feature his cards last year, I decided to go with Brown's 2012 Topps Heritage card.  This is the red-bordered variation available in packs from Target.

Speaking of Topps Heritage . . . we're less than a week away from the release of the 2013 Topps Heritage set, which borrows the design of the 1964 Topps set.  Jenna and I collected the Topps Heritage sets from 2002 through 2008 and then stopped once the short-prints got to be too difficult and too pricey to track down.  We were talking the other day about how much fun it was to buy a box and collate the set together.  I've never cared for the 1964 Topps design, but I love the 1965 Topps design.  That being said, if Topps Heritage returns in 2014 (and why wouldn't it?) I think we're going to have a go at putting together another set.


Anonymous said...

You could always "pretend" that the non-Phillies short prints don't exist... Tell yourself that Topps is honoring Mickey Mantle by retiring a bunch of card numbers.

I'm also looking forward to next year's Heritage. I have to admit, it was 2003 UD Vintage that got me to appreciate the design, and I've been picking up more 1965's over the past 10 years than in the previous 30.

Jim said...

I've actually thought about that, and it would be a good way to have fun collecting the set and not worry about having to pay $4 for a Yonder Alonso short-print.

If enough of us decided to collect '14 Heritage, we may just be able to trade our way to complete sets.