Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit flirts with perfection

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit came within an out of throwing the 24th perfect game in MLB history Friday night in San Francisco. He settled for his first shutout.

He blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks with seven strikeouts through 8 2/3 innings in a 2-0 victory before Eric Chavez ruined his plans with a bloop single. The right-hander carries a 13-20 record for his six-season career in the majors spent with the Marlins, Diamondbacks and Giants.

He appears on just 244 baseball cards listed in the Beckett database (click here for a checklist or Online Price Guide) with a total value of $591.65 (excluding rarities) before the game.

He appears on four Rookie Cards all appearing in 2004 sets with his most valuable being his Bowman Chrome Draft and Bowman Sterling cards at $1.50 or less.

Of those 244 cards, 80 of them are certified autographs with his first signed cards arriving in several 2004 Just Minors releases. His first big-league autographs came in 2006 with his 2006 Topps 52 Signatures Red Ink card being the most-valuable priced at $50. It’s limited to just 52 copies.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

One Comment

  1. Larry
    Posted September 8, 2013 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Yesterday I went to Newark Mall in Newark, CA and check out 316 Collections. They sell grading card for $2 in one box and there is Yusmeiro Petit Bowman Chrome draft PSA 10 for $2, but I didn’t buy it. I went back home watch Giants vs Arizona and he almost got perfect game then I start remember that card then grab it first things in morning at 10 am for $2!

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