Phillies ace Roy Halladay throws perfect game

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Roy Halladay threw the second perfect game and the third no-hitter of this season Saturday evening in Miami as he shut down the Florida Marlins for a 1-0 victory.

It’s the 20th perfect game in MLB history — the second perfecto in Phillies history behind Jim Bunning‘s gem in June 1964. Oakland’s Dallas Braden threw a perfect game earlier this month and Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez threw a no-hitter against Atlanta — the first in Rockies’ history — in April.

Halladay appears on a total of 3,186 baseball cards — 288 of them autographed and 600 game-used memorabilia cards. The best of his five Rookie Cards is his 1997 Bowman Chrome card (above) valued at $25, while his first certified autograph card, from the 1995 Signature Rookies Tetrad set, sells for $40.

Halladay appears on the cover of the current issue of Beckett Baseball along with Tim Lincecum, CC Sabathia and Stephen Strasburg as we profiled the most powerful pitchers in the hobby today.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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