Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Mike Montgomery Appreciation Post

On Monday the Cubs traded pitcher Mike Montgomery to Kansas City.  His stay with the Cubs was just around three years, having arrived in a trade with the Mariners on July 20, 2016.  His record with the Cubs is 14-17, nothing much to write home about.

But he did make, arguably, the Cubs most important pitch, ever. 

He got the final out in game 7 of the 2016 World Series.  For that he will always have a place in Cubs history.

Topps doesn't think nearly as much of his as do Cubs fans.  The year after his historic pitch, care to guess how many cards he had in all of the Topps products?

This card from 2017 Heritage is it... just one lonely card.


He had double the output in 2018, with cards in the factory team set and Update.


This year he was again in the factory team set and was included in series two.

The totals aren't impressive, six cards over four seasons.  But that last pitch in 2016... very impressive!


  1. I'm glad Montgomery will get a chance to start, because it seems like something he has always wanted to do. I don't think he ever fully realized his potential with the Cubs.

  2. He's got a special place in the history of the Cubs.

  3. He might only have 6 Topps cards, but his ring has 108 diamonds on it.