Friday, June 11, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH252 Brian McCann All-Star

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, June 11, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH252.
  • Player Name, position, team: Brian McCann, All-Star Catcher, National League.
  • Any special information about this specific card: When Topps expanded their end-of-the-year updates set to 330 cards, they reserved 60 cards for players who participated in that year's All-Star Game. Not everybody who made the rosters had a card (and that's a big What??! for me). Before, the manager, with the help of the League President (now the Commissioner since Selig abolished the presidents), used to select all the reserves, making sure that all teams gets a representative. Nowadays, after the fan voting, the players vote on the reserves. If the first player they pick was already selected by the fans, the second place finisher gets selected onto the team. As Martin was selected by the fans, thus starting the game, McCann was the players choice, hence Martin's back-up. The 2007 All-Star Game in San Francisco was McCann's second ASG appearance, and McCann took over the NL catching duties in the seventh inning. At the plate, (the above picture) he went o-1, popping out to SS Carlos Guillen in the 9th inning.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.12-$0.30.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1981 Topps #415. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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