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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2002 Topps #17 Bobby Jones

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, June 9, 2010:


  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2002 Topps #17.
  • Player Name, position, team: Bobby Jones, pitcher, San Diego Padres.
  • Major League Debut: August 14, 1993.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2001 stats (Padres): 33 G, 195 IP, 8-19, 137 R, 111 ER, 113 SO, 38 BB, 33 GS, 1 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 5.12 ERA.
  • Any special information about players: Drafted by the Mets #1st, June 1991. Signed with the Padres as a Free Agent 02/15/2001. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Jones' eleventh regular Topps (total includes regular and traded cards only). I'm not going to go into specifics again about how much I'm not a fan of the 2002 set, so let's forget that. And for once, I'll try and look at the positives of this set. Let's see, nice use of ribbons, lots of picture space here, nice shot of Jones in spring training. It has to be. You can't look this relaxed when you're leading the league in losses (which he did with 19 in 2001). I had to make sure that the link to Baseball Reference had the correct Bobby Jones. Because there are at least four of them who played MLB, including Robert Joseph Jones (our subject for today), and Bobby Jones (Robert Mitchell Jones) who also happened to play around the same time (I think they even pitched a game against each other if I recall). There are also two other players named Bob Jones, but they played either in the early part of the century or in the mid 70's to early 80's, so it's not them. The back of the card reads that Bobby "was one of only eight pitchers to post a .500 or better record each year from 1994 to 2000." Which is great. But then you see his statistics for 2001 and find that it probably wasn't his best season ever. He did become an All-Star in 1997, something that I didn't even remember. And I like the All-Star Game.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 12 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1987 Topps #117. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Hope you will be too.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Scott said...

I've been out of the baseball card circuit for awhile, but I'm starting to get back into it and found your blog. I love the random card posts.
Thanks and keep up the good work.

Scott

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