If you love baseball cards, you are going to enjoy this.
Take a look.
Justin Verlander, Mechanics (baseball card edition) pic.twitter.com/aFXJuyEFgl
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 25, 2022
The video shows several pictures of Verlander in all types of baseball cards, but were arranged to simulate a pitching delivery in accordance to the photos.
It’s really a thing of beauty.
Verlander, currently the ace of the Houston Astros but a Detroit Tigers icon too, will play his fifth World Series.
He lost two with the Tigers in 2006 and 2012, won the 2017 edition with the Astros and then lost the 2019 one.
He wasn’t available for the 2021 Fall Classic while nursing a long-term injury.
An Ace At 39
At 39 years old, he remains the gold standard for pitching not only with the Astros, but in the American League.
He led the junior circuit in ERA with a 1.75 mark, and had a stellar 0.83 WHIP in 175 innings.
He has had an amazing career that includes nine All-Star berths (2007, 2009–2013, 2018, 2019, 2022), the 2017 World Series, the 2011 AL MVP award, two AL Cy Young awards (2011, 2019), the pitching Triple Crown in 2011, the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2006, four wins crowns (2009, 2011, 2019, 2022), two AL ERA crowns (2011, 2022), and five AL strikeout crowns (2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018).
He also pitched three no-hitters.
When he retires, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will be waiting for him.
For now, his main focus will be studying Philadelphia Phillies’ hitters and trying to dominate them en route to his second Fall Classic trophy.
Will the Astros confirm their dominance and defeat a tough Phillies squad?
We will find out next week, and Verlander will be in the middle of the action.