If you are not a Met fan, you probably don't realize that the greatest moment of the 2012 season perhaps became the worst moment of the 2012 season. Santana's no-hitter marked the culmination of 50 years of great pitchers who never managed to master the no-no. Santana's effort that night, 130+ pitches, provided the season highlight - but then he never quite recovered; nor did the pitching staff which eventually had to deal with his (and Dillon Gee's) absence. That said, Santana's no-no was as exciting a baseball moment as my team has had in a long while - and this card reminds me of that amazin' night.
I continue to be a fan of these - especially the hovering logo lurking in the background.
Two great hitters of the baseball appeared for my green shinies.
Further evidence of why I loved these packs - another Met, and a great card to see him featured on. While Santana gave us the one amazin' night in 2012, Dickey gave Mets fans a great reason to keep watching, even as the season went down in flames. I was so happy to see him get that 20th win at the end of the season - and if you've read his book (as I did last Spring), you'd root for him even harder. Winning the Cy Young was another great individual moment for both him and the team's fans. The card itself is well-designed, and it's another nod towards Gypsy Queen in my mind. Oh, and Teixeira. Yawn.