Friday, July 2, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps Traded #65T Pat Listach

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, July 2, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1988 Topps #735.
  • Player Name, position, team: Pat Listach, second baseman-shortstop, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: April 8, 1992.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1991 stats (Denver-AAA): 89 G, 286 AB, 51 R, 72 H, 10 WB, 4 3B, 1 HR, 31 RBI, 23 SB, .325 SLG, 45 BB, 67 SO, .252 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers #2nd, June 1988. Bats: both, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Listach's first (rookie) regular Topps card (total includes regular and traded cards only). When Topps began printing their base sets using white cardboard, it began the blur between distinguishing the regular cards from teh traded ones. The pictures became brighter, the designs bolder, and in the case of the 1992 set, this was a great change. I love how the frame is actually INSIDE the picture, adn the colors of the name and team plate below are appropriate. For quite a while, I had been playing with the mini version of the set (Topps created extremely small cards based on the 1991-1993 cards and sold them in factory set form). By the time I came back to work on my regular set, the cards looked HUGE!!! Listach made his big league debut in 1992 as a pinch runner on April 8, 1992. He scored a run in the Brewers 9-5 win over the Twins. Below the statistics and the little blurb about his debut is a beautiful panoramic shot of Milwaukee County Stadium. Listach would go on to have a terrific campaign, one which leads to him winning the 1992 AL Rookie of the Year award. Although he would have a brief career (his MLB playing days ended in 1997), he would go on to manage in the Cubs' minor league system (named Manager of the Year for the PCL in 2008), and is presently the third base coach for your Washington Nationals.
  • Beckett value: $0.15-$0.40.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 6 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1998 Topps #393. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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