Saturday, January 30, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1994 Topps Traded #95T Dustin Hermanson

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, January 30, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1994 Topps Traded #95T.
  • Player Name, position, team: Dustin Hermanson, pitcher, San Diego Padres.
  • Major League Debut: May 8, 1995.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1994 stats (Kent State): 14 G, 79.2 IP, 5-5, 33 R, 30 ER, 76 SO, 21 BB, 12 GS, 4 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 3.39 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Padres #1st June 1994. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Hermanson's second regular Topps card (his rookie card was in last year's Topps Traded set as a member of the 1993 Team USA). What bothers me about this card is not about the player, it's the design. If you recall, in 1994 Topps, the draft pick cards were designed as if you were looking at a clipboard with the players picture attached by the clip. The draft picks in this set look as if they are standing in front of a garage door, or painted aluminum siding. I understand that that the players in the 1994 set were drafted in 1993, so I can see why they used a different design between the DP's in the regular and traded sets. And if I didn't tell you that this card came from 1994 Topps Traded, you'd swear that this card was from the 1995 Topps set. Why? Because the draft pick cards in 1995 Topps used the same exact design. Okay, that's fine. So why did the 1995 Topps Traded draft picks cards use the SAME EXACT DESIGN AS WELL? All Topps did was change the year between the words Draft Pick, and BAM! New card.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.02-$0.10.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 15 cards.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1952 Topps #227. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who it is.


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