Saturday, June 12, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1981 Topps #415 Ben Oglivie

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, June 12, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1981 Topps #415.
  • Player Name, position, team: Ben Oglivie, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: September 4, 1971.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1980 stats (Brewers): 156 G, 592 AB, 94 R, 180 H, 26 2B, 2 3B, 41 HR, 118 RBI, 11 SB, .563 SLG, 54 BB, 71 SO, .295 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Red Sox #11th, June 1971. Traded by the Tigers to the Brewers 12/09/1977. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Oglivie's ninth regular Topps card (total includes base and traded cards only). After looking at a card from the 1981 Traded set, we come today to pay homage to one of Harvey's Wallbangers, one of the main players of a team that brought postseason glory to the baseball hungry fans of Milwaukee, WI. Ben Oglivie had the best years of his career playing for the Brew Crew. In 1980, he made his first All-Star team, and finished the year among the leaders in home runs (actually, he and Reggie Jackson shared the AL home run crown with 41) and rbi's (a career high 118). He was an MVP candidate, and in 1982, helped send the Brewers to the World Series. In nine years with the Brewers, Oglivie hit for an .277 average, blasted 176 home runs, and drove in 685. In 2002, he was one of six players honored with his own Topps Reprint baseball card day. However, it was a reprint of his 1980 Topps card that was given away. There is a part of me that still believes that the Brewers belong in the American League.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.15-$0.40.
  • 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: 1959 Topps #470. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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