Here are a couple more 2013 Mets baseball cards:

Johan Santana's 2013 Topps Series 1 checklist card

Johan Santana’s 2013 Topps Series 1 checklist card

Johan-Santana-back

I admit I’m a little confused about Johan Santana‘s appearance on this checklist card in the first series of this year’s Topps set.

The front of the card mentions “Record Chase: 2,000 Strikeouts” but doesn’t note how far Santana is from the minor milestone or if he’s already reached it. A review of Baseball-Reference.com tells me that Santana currently has 1,988 strikeouts, so he could reach the mark sometime in April if he’s healthy.

It will probably get a mention in the beat writers’ notes columns and a round of polite applause if the scoreboard operator calls attention to it at Citi Field.

Dillon Gee's 2013 Topps baseball card

Dillon Gee’s 2013 Topps baseball card

Dillon-Gee-back

Really, Topps… who’s writing the backs of these baseball cards?

And for the fans of the 1972 Topps baseball card design, here are a few more minis:

Dan-Haren Jered-Weaver Trevor-Bauer

Thanks to Ritchie and William for the new additions to my baseball card collection.

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About Paul Hadsall

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper in New Jersey. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting since 2007. Contact me at paul@randombaseballstuff.com

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  1. I wonder how you apply for the job of doing the write-ups on the backs of Topps baseball cards? I might just have to apply.

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