While today’s card might not feature a superstar or be an iconic card in the hobby, it is a great representation of just how anyone can earn their place in of baseball history.
On this date in 2012, Phillip Humber pitches the 21st Perfect Game in Major League Baseball history. Pitching for the Chicago White Sox, he held the Seattle Mariners to zero base runners while striking out 9 in one of the most unlikely Perfect Games in history. The Perfect Game came in only his 30th career start.
Humber was a former 1st Round pick of the New York Mets, the number 3 overall pick of the 2004 Draft, and made his major league debut in 2006. He never lived up to the hype that goes with that lofty of a draft portion, but managed to make 97 big league appearances, 51 of which were starts, and compiled a career 5.31 ERA.
This card is his 2007 Topps Finest Autographed Rookie Card. The card can be found on eBay starting at just under $5.00.