Wednesday, August 11, 2010
2003 Topps All Time Fan Favorites, Bobby Richardson
#58 Bobby Richardson
Here is another card that was signed through the mail from the '03 All Time Fan Favorites set. That is going to be the them here over the next couple of days. I sent this card to Bobby on the third of December in 2008 and I got it back two days before the new year. Considering that I sent it to him around Christmas, that seems like a decent turnaround.
Bobby is probably best remembered for being the only player to win the World Series MVP award while playing on the losing side. He did that with the Yankees in 1960. For that Series, he hit .367 (11-30) with five extra base hits (two doubles, two triples, and a grand slam) and 12 RBI. In the regular season that year, Bobby only had 26 RBI in 150 games. That just goes to show how impressive his 12 are in only 7 games.
Bobby's best season was probably 1962. That season, he had career highs in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, and average. Plus, he won his third and final World Series that year.
This card is a remake of the 1962 Topps set (next years Topps Heritage design). I hope that there are some photos in the 2011 Topps Heritage set that have Yankees Stadium in the background. Heritage has gotten so boring the past few years with all of their stupid Spring Training shots. I hope that improves a bit next year, though I doubt that it will.