Saturday, January 2, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1999 Topps #200 David Wells Season Highlights

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, January 2, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1999 Topps #200.
  • Player Name, position, team: David Wells, pitcher, New York Yankees
  • Special: Season Highlights "David Wells Pitches Perfect Game"
  • Any special information about this specific card: On May 17, 1998, David Wells pitches a perfect game (that's 27 up, 27 down, no runs, no hits, no errors, nothing) against the Minnesota Twins. It is the 13th perfect game in the 20th century, and the first by a Yankee since Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1961 Topps #404. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who it is (and for that matter how we're going to pull this off).


JayBee Anama


Bo said...

That was such a great game. It was a sunday afternoon and I was at work following the game on the internet - listened to the top of the ninth in my friend's truck. Then amazingly on another sunday afternoon a year later David Cone matched Wells's feat! That year I was able to get home in time to watch the last out on TV. Boy the Yankees had some great pitchers in those days. The current crop is good but not super-consistent like those guys were.

NMCLax24 said...

I have that card. I was actually 8 years old and in the middle of moving when it was going on. My dad had it on the radio cause we hadn't hooked up a tv in the new house yet. I had no clue at the time of how rare a perfect game is. cool stuff