Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1983 Topps Traded #40T Von Hayes

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, June 2, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1983 Topps Traded #40T.
  • Player Name, position, team: Von Hayes, outfielder, Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Major League Debut: April 14, 1981.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1982 stats (Indians): 150 G, 527 AB, 65 R, 132 H, 25 2B, 3 3B, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 32 SB, .389 SLG, 42 BB, 63 SO, .250 AVG.
  • Any special information about players: Drafted by the Indians #7th, June 1979. Traded by the Indians to the Phillies 12/09/1982. Bats: left, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Hayes' second regular Topps (total includes regular and traded cards only). This is his first solo card, sharing his first Topps card in the 1982 Topps set with Chris Bando and Tom Brenan. The 1983 Topps set utilizes two pictures on the front of the card: the larger action shot, and a small headshot in a circle frame (using the two colored borders) on the bottom left or right of the large picture. There had to be something about Hayes that made the higher ups on the Phillies interested in him. Maybe it was his name. Maybe it was because he finished 7th in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. Maybe it was because they needed an outfielder. Whatever the motivation was, he had to have been worth it. Because the Phillies traded five players (that's right...five guys) for him: Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, George Vukovich and Jerry Willard. It was a five-for-one deal. Talk about mortgaging the future on one kid's potential (he was only 24 at the time of the trade). In nine years with Philadelphia, Hayes became an All-Star (in 1989), an MVP Candidate (in 1986), hit 124 homers, drove home 568 runs, and hit a decent .272. The blurb on the back talks about three highlights of his 1982 season (which is weird because other cards bring up highlights from the 1983 season): hitting a game winning RBI in the 14th inning against the Mariners on May 11; a 9th inning homer to give the Tribe a win on May 26 over the Twins; and a "key 3-run homer" against the Orioles on July 1.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.08-$0.25.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 20 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1998 Topps #197. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Hope you will be too.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anytime I hear Von Hayes now, I can't help up think about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.