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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brooks Robinson, 2010 Topps Commemorative Patch #MCP82

I'm milking at least one more day out of the box of cards that William/Zach sent me. As corny as the concept of manufactured patches might be, I rather like this one. It features the logo from the 1964 All-Star Game, which was hosted by the Mets at Shea Stadium in conjunction with that year's World's Fair in New York. On July 7, 1964, the National League once again outlasted the American League in the Midsummer Classic, but Brooks Robinson was a standout performer in the losing cause. He started at third base and played the entire nine innings, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a pair of RBI. He might have earned the game's MVP honors (to match his regular-season AL MVP) if Joe Pepitone's throwing error hadn't sparked the National League's four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth. Thanks a lot, Yankee.

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