Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps #396 Lee Smith NL All-Star Relief Pitcher

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, July 28, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1992 Topps #396.
  • Player Name, position, team: Lee Smith, All-Star Relief Pitcher, National League.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Since 1991 was seen as one of Lee Smith's best season in the majors, Smith's 1992 Topps All-Star card reflects his dominance as a closer for the Cardinals. The back of the card is split into two sections. The section on the right mentions that his 46th save of the year (he finished with 47) broke Bruce Sutter's NL save record. The section on the left lists the 1991 NL League Leaders in Saves, with Smith's 47 good enough to lead the league (just behind him were Rob Dibble (31), John Franco & Mitch Williams (30), and Dave Righetti (24)). As Sutter is now in the Hall of Fame, and as recent Hall of Famer Andre Dawson said in his induction speech, Smith should be in the Hall as well. Today being the 28th, I'm taking my family to see Andre Dawson and Friends (including the aforementioned Lee Smith and Bruce Sutter) in a celebrity softball game at Alexian Fields in Schaumburg. It should be fun. I hope to have pictures and notes on the game up on the blog soon.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
Tomorrow's card will be: Thursday: 1997 Topps #242. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Hope you will be too.


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