Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Utley's Triumphant Return to Philadelphia - 2016 Topps Now Card - #362

To the surprise of no one Topps has issued a 2016 Topps Now card to commemorate Chase Utley's unbelievable game in Philadelphia.  As you know, Chase walloped two home runs against his former team - a solo homer in the fifth and a grand slam in the seventh inning.  His five RBI's on the evening also marks a game where he returned to the place he called home for thirteen Major League seasons.  As you will recall, he was traded to Los Angeles at about this time last year and had yet to return since leaving.  Per Evan Webeck at
The day Utley was dealt -- nearly a year ago to the day -- the Phillies held him out of the lineup as they finalized his move to Los Angeles. There were moving pieces, and the trade didn't get announced until about an hour after the last out of Utley's last game in Philadelphia. He tipped his cap to the fans afterward, but he was robbed of a proper farewell.
"I didn't really have an opportunity to say goodbye," Utley said. "Everything kind of happened pretty quickly last year. If I were to write up a script it would have gone a bit differently."
I think last night's game was a perfect scene to go along with a script of his illustrious career.

Go here to check the card out and order.

UPDATE:  The print run for this card is 4,221. 

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