Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Card of Week: Carlos Beltran 2007 Topps Walmart

Last week I did a member of the Boston Red Sox for my card of the week. So to be fair, this week will be one from the St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Topps Walmart
Carlos Beltran is my favorite Cardinal player not only because he his a good player and person, he has local ties also.  The veteran outfielder has proven himself on the field with a solid career.  He has won the Rookie of the Year award with Royals, is a eight time All Star and three time Gold Glove winner.   On top of that, Beltran is one of the best ever hitters in post season play. He is on top or near the top of every offensive category for post season career.
For the 2013 season, MLB has honored Beltran as the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award.  This award is given out each year to the player "who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and indvidual's contribution to the team".
Locally, Beltran is a former player of the Lansng Lugnuts.  He played very briefly for Lansing, but he has had the best career of any Lugnut in MLB history.
For the card itself, this card was inserted in random packs only distributed at Walmart.  Each card from the 54 card set is designed differently.  Each has a design from a baseball card set of the past.  This Beltran card is one from the Post cereal sets of the early 1960s. 

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