Baseball card blog focusing on 1971 Topps, cards of catchers and the Colorado Rockies, sometimes drifting of into other areas or sports.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Custom Cards: Javy Lopez 2007 Topps & Fleer
Now that pitchers & catchers have reported for most teams we have a spring training themed custom card. Javy Lopez spent 2007 spring training with the Rockies, but didn't make the team as Chris Iannetta made his first opening day roster along with returning starter Yorvit Torrealba, and retired shortly after. Lopez never got a card with the Rockies even though both Topps and Upper Deck gave cards to Brian Lawrence, another player to not make the team.
Lopez had a nice career with 3 All-Star games, a World Series title, NLCS MVP and a Silver Slugger. He still holds the record for home runs in a season by a catcher with 43 in 2003, and is in the top ten for career home runs by a catcher with 243.