Mike Piazza RCs & More, Pt. 2

“The Pizza Man’s” Cards to Collect

Date: Jun 14, 2024
Topics: 1992 Bowman 461 Mike Piazza RC, Baseball, Cards and Culture, Dodgers, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Piazza, MLB, Rookie Cards
Length: 453 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

Born on September 4, 1968, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Mike Piazza is widely regarded as one of the greatest hitting catchers in Major League Baseball history. Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 MLB Draft, Piazza’s journey to stardom is a testament to perseverance and talent. Over his illustrious career, he garnered numerous accolades, including 12 All-Star selections, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and an induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016. This list showcases Mike Piazza’s rookie cards and more, reflecting the milestones of a player who redefined the catcher position with his offensive prowess.


Top Mike Piazza Cards


1993 Topps Finest #199 Mike Piazza Refractor

player info

• one of eight players to hit at least 400 homers, boast a lifetime batting average of .300 and never strikeout more than 100 times in a season
• the scottish band belle and sebastian made a song about piazza titled piazza, new york catcher

Set info

• 199 card set
• printed on chromium stock
• Card has a print run of roughly 241

card back

• notched his first career home run in 1992

1994 Topps #1 Mike Piazza

player info

• hit the most homers by a dodgers rookie since their move to L.A.
• batted over .300 10 times
• 6-foot-3, 200 pounds

set info

• 792 card set divided into two series

back of card

• piazza’s 35 home runs in 1993 was the third most by an NL rookie in MLb history

1997 Collector’s Choice Big Shots #18 Mike Piazza

player info

• batted a career high .362 in 1997
• became the first catcher in mlb history to record 200 hits in a season in 1997
• hit 40 homers for the first time in 1997

set info

• 506 card set released in two series
• Big shots is a 19 card set in series two

card back

• photo by V.J. Lovero

1993 Topps #701 Mike Piazza, Brook Fordyce, Carlos Delgado, Donnie Leshnock

Player info

• competed in two home run derbies
• led the mets to a world series appearance in 2000

set info

• 825 card set released in two series
• piazza’s first topps card

card back

• has the bio for each of the four players

1992 Bowman #461 Mike Piazza RC

player info

• made mlb debut on sept. 1, 1992
• hit first career homer against the san francisco giants
• appeared in 21 games in 1992

set info

• 705 card set
• one of two true piazza RCs

card back

• 1991 minor league stats

1989 Salem Dodgers #25 Mike Piazza

player info

• acquired by the dogers in the 62nd round of the 1988 draft
• played for the dodgers, marlins, mets, padres and A’s
• appeared on an episode of married…. with children

set info

• team issued set
• piazza’s first professional card

card back

• born on sept. 4, 1968


Mike Piazza RCs & More, Pt. 1


Mike Piazza RCs & More, Pt. 1

Best Mike Piazza Cards

Date: Jun 14, 2024
Topics: 2015 Topps Strata Signature Patches SSPMP Mike Piazza /25, Baseball, Cards and Culture, Dodgers, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Piazza, MLB, Rookie Cards
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