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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1995 Topps #379 Charlie O'Brien

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, December 30, 2009:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1995 Topps #379.
  • Player Name, position, team: Charlie O'Brien, catcher, Atlanta Braves.
  • Major League Debut: June 2, 1985.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1994 stats (Braves): 51 G, 152 AB, 24 R, 37 H, 11 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBI, 0 SB, .474 SLG, 15 BB, 24 SO, .243 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Athletics #5th, June 1982. Signed as a free agent with the Braves 11/27/1993. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: O'Brien's ninth regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards). 1995 was the year that Topps included two color pictures of the player on the back of the cards. One was an action shot, the other was a framed headshot that was made to look like it came from a scoreboard. In fact, at the bottom of every player's picture was the Mitsubishi symbol (three diamonds brought together in the shape of a triangle) and the words "Diamond Vision." The card was also clearly marked as licensed by both the MLB Properties and MLB Player's Association.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.05-$0.15.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1988 Topps #245. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. See you then.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

3 comments:

Carl Crawford Cards said...

Always liked Charlie. He had a decent run as Maddux's personal catcher for a few years. Lopez's offense wasn't missed b/c Maddux was that good.

Adam Kaningher said...

I'm liking this feature! Gives one a chance to see plenty of base cards and designs I haven't looked at in a while.

cynicalbuddha said...

Is that the same Charlie O'Brien that was a Brewer?