Monday, July 12, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2007 Topps #572 Alex Escobar

We reset the Topps Card Randomizer to come up with seven new cards to present for this week. Introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, July 12, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2007 Topps #572.
  • Player Name, position, team: Alex Escobar, outfielder, Washington Nationals.
  • Major League Debut: May 8, 2001.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2006 stats (Nationals): 33 G, 87 AB, 14 R., 31 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 18 HR, 2 SB, 8 BB, 18 SO, .575 SLG, .969 OPS, .356 AVG.
  • Any special information about players: Signed with the Mets as a Free Agent 07/01/1995. Traded by the White Sox to the Nationals 02/13/2005. Bats: right, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Escobar's sixth (and as of now, his final) regular Topps card (total includes regular and traded cards only). The 2007 Topps set has been discussed ad nauseum on this humble little board. The black borders, not used since 1971, makes its presence known immediately. The solid black, along with the silver foil and the four squares at the top and bottom of each of the cards, makes these cards look like you're looking at a roll of film. The pictures were top-notch, and although the facsimile autographs were not necessary, they return after a long hiatus. How unlucky can one guy be? That is the theme of the back of Escobar's card (and for that matter, his entire career). Injury after injury, two completely missed seasons due to injury, parts of all the other years out due to injury. But when he was active, he showed lots of potential. His .356 average in 2006 was the highest among players with 30 games. The final sentence on the blurb reads that at "just 28, he still has time to make an impact." He has not played in the majors since 2006, and was last seen toiling in the Nationals' minor league system until 2008.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 8 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2009 Topps #488. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. See you then.


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