Monday, September 27, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2001 Topps #379 Golden Moments Bobby Thomson

We reset the Topps Card Randomizer to come up with seven new cards to present for this week. Introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, September 27, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2001 Topps #379.
  • Player Name, position, team: Bobby Thomson, outfielder, New York Giants.
  • Special: Golden Moments, NL Championship Game 3, October 3, 1951; New York 5, Brooklyn 4.
  • Any special information about this specific card: The back of this card tells the tale nicely. For those of us who were not around on that fateful day, but have read about it, listened to rebroadcasts, or just that one historic call, we all know it as the "Shot Heard 'Round the World." It tells of the dramatic late season run that the New York Giants went on in 1951, behind 13½ games behind the mighty Brooklyn Dodgers as of August 12, 1951. By the time the dust settled, the Giants managed to end the season tied with the 'Bums and were force to play three games to determine the NL Champion. After both teams split the first two games, it was down to that fateful game at the old Polo Grounds. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the Dodgers up 4-1, the Giants staged a rally, scoring two runs. With two men on base, and Ralph Branca on the mound, Bobby Thomson hit an 0-1 pitch to left field, clinching the NL pennant for the Giants. We've all heard the call. "THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!" As Topps was celebrating their Golden Anniversary in 2001, it was only fitting that the "shot" was included in its Topps Golden Moments subset.
    Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2000 Topps Traded and Rookies #T122. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. See you then.


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