Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #237 -- Corey Seager's First Career Walk-Off


Clearly, this post is too late for fans who want to order this card, and I apologize about that. I've been very poor at posting stuff up on the weekends. Featured here is the very first 2017 Topps Now card issued for Dodgers sensation Corey Seager. It was originally released to collectors this past Sunday, so this card is now unavailable.

The card honors not only Corey's first career major league walk-off hit, but (if this is to be believed) also marks his very first walk-off hit ever. EVER!

That's right. Seager, as accomplished as he's been throughout his young life, has never won a game in walk-off style. Not even in little league has Corey walked off the field like this, so it's wonderful that a baseball card has been created to celebrate this obviously rare occasion. Per Joshua Thornton and Austin Laymance at MLB.com:
"It took me 20 years to finally get one," Seager said about his first walk-off hit. "It was nice. Our bullpen has been great, and to show them we have their backs, it's finally nice to repay the favor."
Per the description on the reverse:
Corey Seager delivered his first career walk-off hit to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Seager was at the plate with two outs in the ninth when he drilled a double to left field off Tony Cingrani to bring Yasiel Puig home and seal the fame at 5-4.
BTW, this card closed with a print run of 418 copies.

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