Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on the last day of the 2013 season. The Marlins had failed to score during the first 8 innings, so it wasn't until the bottom of the 9th when, with Alvarez in the on-deck circle, Giancarlo Stanton raced home on a wild pitch by Luke Putkonen.
I saw the "a.k.a THUNDER" on the back and wondered how Dave Nilsson got a nickname like Thunder. Then I realized that he's from Australia, so you see, Dave Nilsson is literally Thunder from Down Under.
The only thing that would make this better is if it listed his birthplace on the back of the card.
The Dutch Card Guy recently sent me a package from overseas and I'm going to finish up my commentary on it.
There were a couple of Goldschmidt cards, which are always appreciated! I saw that Goldschmidt took batting practice yesterday for the first time since braking his hand. He should be good to go by Spring Training.
There were also a couple of Brandon Webb cards for my player collection.
Next up are a couple of Miguel Montero RC's. Montero is one of my favorite current D-Backs.
Here's a Gerardo Parra card that I had never seen before. Hard to even tell that it's Parra from the picture.
The only non D-Backs cards in the package from The Dutch Card Guy were two 1996 Pinnacle Aficionado cards. These cards are awesome and I'm glad they found their way into the package!
The head shot on the front of the card is textured.
Check out the back. The stats include First Baseman Averages from 1970, 1985, and 1995 for comparison against the actual player. Not sure why they went with 1970 rather than 1975, but still a great concept! Then you get the nickname!
I'm going to finish up my commentary on the cards that I got recently from Cervin' Up Cards.
This Wade Miley card cracks me up. Just the look on his face is hilarious.
This Brandon Allen card has an awesome looking photo! I'm imagining that he just hit a home run.
There were several 1st Bowman cards of guys who haven't made it to the big leagues yet; including these Daniel Palka cards.
There were also several RC's of current D-Backs; including Didi Gregorious and A.J. Pollock
This 2002 Ultimate Collection Randy Johnson card is my favorite card from the package. It's numbered to 799. I think I only have one other Ultimate Collection card in my collection and it's a Randy Johnson jersey card.