Thursday, June 10, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1987 Topps #117 Jim Beattie

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, June 10, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1987 Topps #117.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jim Beattie, pitcher, Seattle Mariners.
  • Major League Debut: April 25, 1978.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1986 stats (Mariners): 9 G, 40.1 IP , 0-6, 28 R, 27 ER, 24 SO, 14 BB, 7 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 6.02 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Yankees #4th June 1975. Traded by the Yankees to the Mariners 11/01/1979. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Beattie's ninth (and final) regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards). The Randomizer once again chose a player that we've spotlighted previously. This time, Mariners pitcher Jim Beattie makes his second appearance on the Random Card of the Day (his first was back on 01/16/2010). It's now seven seasons later, and Beattie, injured for a majority of the 1986 season, appeared in nine games in what would be his final season in the majors. The career stats on the back are final. He finishes his career with a 52-87 record, an ERA of 4.17, 660 K's, 461 walks, in 203 career games. The wood paneled 1987 set shows Beattie watching the action on the field from the comfort of the dugout. The old Mariners logo (the star and the trident M) is used in this set for the final time as the Mariners would use a new team logo for the 1987 season (the yellow S on the caps). The back of the card includes a random "On This Date" segment. On 09/20/1969, Bob Moose pitched a no-hitter for the Pirates vs. the Mets. Bob's 1969 Topps card was #409.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 10 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2007 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH252. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Until tomorrow everybody.


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