Friday, August 14, 2020

2020 Topps Now -- Mookie Betts Ties MLB Record - #102

You knew this card was coming.

Featured here is Mookie's 2020 Topps Now card celebrating his record tying feat last night. As you know, he hit three crushing home runs against the burgeoning Padres to tie a Major League record for three-homer games in a career at six (6) -- joining Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa. With it still being so early in his career, Betts will no doubt break this record soon. Per Ken Gurnick at
“Of course. I’m human,” said Betts. “But I work so hard, man, I work so hard to be successful. To see success, it’s a sigh of relief. But I’m hungry to be successful and I have that in my back pocket. I have to learn new pitchers, that will be the hardest part, but I’ll work my butt off to be the best I can be.”

“I didn’t realize, he’s not that big of frame, it’s more power than I expected,” Roberts said. “The way he can leverage a baseball really impresses me. In Summer Camp he said he was struggling, couldn’t put the bat on the ball, and in an intrasquad game he put it in the middle of the left-field pavilion and I just really couldn’t believe it. Fenway has the short left field but to see it in our park at night, it checked me up a bit, excited me.”
Go here to check it out and order. Below is what it says on the reverse:
Mookie joined a very exclusive club on Thursday evening after slugging three home runs in the same game for the sixth time in his career. The Dodgers outfielder joined Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa as the only players in baseball history to have a half-dozen homer games in their careers. Part of a blockbuster trade this past offseason, this was Betts' first time accomplishing this feat in a Dodgers uniform, and after signing a 12-year extension earlier this season, fans are hoping it will be the first of many more.

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