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Monday, February 22, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1987 Topps #430 Mike Schmidt

We're giving the Topps Card Randomizer the week off so we can highlight seven cards redeemed from Topps' Million Card Giveaway. Introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, February 22, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1987 Topps #430.
  • Player Name, position, team: Mike Schmidt, third baseman-first baseman, Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Major League Debut: September 12, 1972.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1986 stats (Phillies): 160 G, 552 AB, 97 R, 160 H, 29 2B, 1 3B, 37 HR, 119 RBI, 1 SB, .547 SLG, 89 BB, 84 SO, .290 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Phillies #2nd, June 1971. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Schmidt's fifteenth regular Topps card (total does not include any league leaders, record breakers, super veterans, in action, or all-star cards). Remember when 37 home runs was enough to win the home run title? Me neither. But with that number, Schmidt led the NL in 1986, to go with a league leading 119 RBI's. The 1987 is the second wood bordered set Topps produced (see 1962). A lighter wood (pine perhaps) was used this time, and to see a full sheet of these (and they sold these cards in full sheets) is like looking at 132 pictures on a piece of plywood. The back of the card has a quick blurb about Mike listing electric trains among his hobbies. He also hit 13 Game Winning RBI's in 1986 (they listed this stat in 1987...to bad it's not kept track of anymore).
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.20-$0.50.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 75 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1989 Topps #615. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. See you then.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

2 comments:

RoofGod said...

I do believe that this is the "best" card that the randomizer has spit out so far. Even if it is from possibly the most overproduced set of all time.

capewood said...

When I redeemed a few cards in the Million Card Givaway I saw that you can trade the cards you got for other cards that were redeemed. So I wondered how many Schmidt cards were up for trade. The answer was about 450. About 425 were the 1987 Schmidt.