Friday, July 23, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1994 Topps #464 Bill Wegman

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, July 23, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1994 Topps #464.
  • Player Name, position, team: Bill Wegman, pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: September 14, 1985.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1993 stats (Brewers): 20 G, 120.2 IP, 4-14, 70 R, 60 ER, 50 SO, 34 BB, 18 GS, 5 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 4.48 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers #5th, June 1981. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Wegman's ninth regular Topps card (total includes regular and traded cards only). The 1994 Topps set was the last one to consist of 792 cards. While the 2001 Topps set came close with 790 cards (while the last card of that set ended at #791, there was no #7), no set since then has come close to meeting or exceeding that number of cards since then. Within the 1994 Topps' home plate designed frame comes a picture of Wegman ready to send the next pitch home. Wegman spent his entire big league career in Milwaukee, and was a mainstay in the Brew Crew's starting rotation for more than ten seasons. In 1995, he was relegated to the bullpen, but didn't find as much success as he did as a starter. He was granted free agency after the 1995 season, but, not finding a team to sign him, retired from baseball. The back of his card states that Wegman "won the Brewers' Hutch Award in 1991 for his courageous comeback from injury." The Hutch Award is named after former baseball player and manager Fred Hutchinson, who passed away from cancer at the age of 45.
  • Beckett value: $0.02-$0.10.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 12 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1983 Topps #414. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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1 comment:

Sharpe said...

sadly, in 1995, Wegman just woke up and didn't have a fastball one day. He fully admitted it. I want to say he was topping out at 82 or something.

They didn't know what to do with him and threw him in the pen to serve up BP. I remember feeling horrible for the guy.