Topps Trading Cards is honoring Jacob deGrom for his dominating shutout victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Hurling his first career complete game, the 28-year old right-hander faced just one batter over the minimum (28) and yielded only a single to the opposing pitcher on a two seam fastball that caught just enough plate in the third inning.
Jacob was everything the Mets needed on Sunday as he struck out seven and needed just 105 pitches to navigate into the 9th inning for the first time in his major league career.
DeGrom, a well spoken top of the rotation humble hurler, tossed the franchise’s 30th complete game one-hitter and the 5th in which an opposing pitcher recorded the loan blemish preventing a no-no:
R.A. Dickey – 08/13/2010 vs. PHI (Opposing Pitcher Cole Hamels)
Steve Trachsel – 08/18/2003 vs. COL (Opposing Pitcher Chin-hui Tsao)
Jon Matlack – 06/29/1974 vs. STL (Opposing Pitcher John Curtis) ]
Jack Hamilton – 05/04/1966 at STL (Opposing Pitcher Ray Sadecki)
The Topps trading card company has introduced the TOPPS NOW series of physical, tangible baseball cards, to depict the greatest moments and milestones from the 2016 Major League Baseball season almost as soon as they happen. The cards will be available the very next day to purchase through Topps.com, but for just 24 hours, and will not be available for purchase again.
The card commemorating Jacob deGrom’s first career complete game feat is available exclusively HERE, and only until 2:30 pm Eastern time on Tuesday July 19th. Mets fans continue to be some of the best supporters of the line, as the Bartolo Colon Home Run card recorded the most sales of the season in the inaugural 250+ card line. Grab yours before they are gone!