2002 Topps 206 Joey Votto “Uzit back” Rookie Card, (card #429), Uzit backs were VERY tough to pull!! This card only came around once every 3,960 packs on average!!
Joseph Daniel Votto (b. September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007.
Votto is a five-time MLB All-Star and a six-time Tip O’Neill Award winner. In 2010, he won the National League MVP Award, the NL Hank Aaron Award, and the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year.
Votto was born on September 10, 1983 to Wendy (Howell) and Joseph Votto in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in Etobicoke, a district in the west end of Toronto.
Votto was drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2002 MLB amateur draft by the Reds (44th overall).
He made his Major League debut on September 4, 2007, striking out against Guillermo Mota of the New York Mets. In his second major league at-bat, he hit his first career home run. He went 3-for-5 and scored two runs as the Reds won the game, 7–0.
Votto started the 2010 season by going 3-for-5 with a home run and a RBI. For the season, Votto hit .324 with 113 RBI, 106 runs scored and 37 homers and the 2010 National League MVP award. He was only the third Canadian to win the MVP award, after Larry Walker and Justin Morneau.
MLB statistics: (through 2017 season)
Batting average – .313
Hits – 1,586
Home runs – 257
RBI – 830
Stolen bases – 72
Cincinnati Reds (2007–present)
Career highlights and awards:
5× All-Star (2010–2013, 2017)
NL MVP (2010)
NL Hank Aaron Award (2010)
Gold Glove Award (2011)
Lou Marsh Trophy (2010)
6× Tip O’Neill Award (2010–2013, 2015, 2016)
NL Rookie of the Month (September 2008)
6× NL on-base percentage leader (2010–2013, 2016, 2017)
5× NL leader in walks (2011-2013, 2015, 2017)
Link to all of his issued baseball cards – www.tradingcarddb.com/Person.cfm/pid/6082/col/1/yea/0/Joe…
Link to – 2002 Topps 206 Odds and Oddities – Joey Votto – www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=238088
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