Happy Baseball Birthday! to my favorite lefty hurler, Matthew Boyd, who turns 28 today.
It's already been a good start to collecting 2019 issued cards of Matthew, with Topps adding him to their Topps Living Set in January.
Wednesday was the release of 2019 Series 1 Topps cards, and Matthew is well represented, with a base card, base card variations, and this card with the 150 Years shield to commemorate a century and a half of big league baseball.
After being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2012, Matthew stayed one more year at Oregon State, and then in 2013 he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Tigers acquired Matthew from the Blue Jay's at the end of the trading deadline in 2015 in a deal that sent David Price to Toronto.
Matthew will be in the starting rotation, the 3rd/4th starter, and I hope to see him pitch at home again this season.
Happy Baseball Birthday! Matthew Boyd... #yeahboyd #BoydsForever
Play Ball! 🐯⚾️