By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Who cares if Albert Pujols doesn’t have a home run this season if Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver holds the opposing team hitless?
That’s exactly what happened late Wednesday night in Anaheim, Calif., as Weaver no-hit the Minnesota Twins and his team rolled to a 9-0 victory. It was Weaver’s fourth win of the season and 86th in his seven-year career. It was the first Angels solo no-hitter at home since Nolan Ryan no-hit Baltimore on June 1, 1975.
On cardboard, Weaver appears on a total of 1,776 cards in the Beckett.com database, a collection valued at more than $11,500 before the news and not including rarities too scarce to price. (Need a Weaver-only checklist or an OPG? Click here.)
Weaver appears on a total of six Rookie Cards from back in 2005, all made by Topps. The most valuable is his Bowman Chrome Draft autograph (Blue Refractor version above), which sells for $80 or less, while all of his other RCs can had for less than $10. The Gold Refractor parallel of Weaver’s RC, a card limited to just 50 copies, typically sells for $600 or less.
The long-haired right-hander out of Long Beach State has signed 307 different certified autograph cards during his career and appears on a total of 375 memorabilia cards. His earliest cards can be found from back in 2003 when he pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
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