Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Yasmani Grandal 2016 Topps Now Card - #231

Yasmani Grandal had a once in a lifetime game on Friday.  The oft-injured catcher drove in six on a 5-for-5 night that included three home runs.  Heck, he even executed a perfect bunt single on a defensive shift and threw out a runner at second base in the fourth inning.  To commemorate the day, naturally, a Topps Now card was be created, and it is currently available til the end of today.  I should have posted this up yesterday, so I apologize for the late notice.  Go here to check it out and order.

BTW, he is only the third catcher in Major League history to hit three homers in a five hit game.  Per Jack Baer and Ken Gurnick at
"It was surreal," said Grandal. "It makes me feel great, to be with two Hall of Famers, guys that did what they did, offensively and defensively. It still hasn't kicked in. When I get home and lay down, it will hit me a lot more."
Via Dave Roberts in the same article:
"As crazy as this night was, to look at Yas' night, it's one for the books," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "The work he's put in, the guy is watching video, working with the coaches, and to finally get rewarded with a historical night was great."
Go here to watch all three video featuring the home runs.

UPDATE:  The print run for this card is 286 copies.  

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