Topps Now has had some success this season, considering that most teams have played 30-32 games Topps just topped 60 cards on the checklist with cards #59, 60 and 61 are currently available. Most cards have a run of just a couple of hundred with Melvin Upton Jr’s #24 (Walk off HR)having the lowest run of only 226 cards printed and Jake Arrieta’s #30 (No hitter) having the highest print run of 1,808 cards printed.
That was until yesterday’s release of card #57 memorializing Bartolo Colon’s first homerun at the age of 42 years old. The print run on this card is 8,826 proving that this old dog still brings in the love.
You would think that the card that will depict A-Rod’s 700th Homerun or Ichiro’s 3,000 Hit would garner that type of attention but Colon’s first Homerun? I will admit there is something very unique about his accomplishment. He isn’t the oldest to hit a homerun, that record belongs to Julio Franco who I believe was somewhere around 83 years old when he hit it, but he has to be the oldest to hit his first homerun.