Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1991 Topps #467 Dennis Cook

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, September 21, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1991 Topps #467.
  • Player Name, position, team: Dennis Cook, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Debut: September 12, 1988.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1990 stats (Dodgers): 5 G, 14.1 IP, 1-1, 13 R, 12 ER, 6 SO, 2 BB, 3 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 7.53 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Giants #18th, June 1985). Traded by the Phillies to the Dodgers 09/13/1990. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Cook's second regular Topps card (totals include regular and traded cards only). You just have to wonder when Topps gets the pictures ready for the following year's cards. Here is Dennis Cook, in his maroon Phillies uniform, classic headshot, all is ready for production. Then he is traded to the Dodgers, after September, in hopes of making it to the postseason. What does Topps do? Instead of getting a picture of the Dodgers' newest acquisition, they airbrush out the uniform and logos of the Phillies, giving him a white uniform (without the words Dodgers on it), and a blue cap with the words LA painted and printed on his head. As the spot starter/reliever for the Phillies, Cook went 8-3 in 42 appearances, 13 of them were starts, two were complete games. The blurb below the stats reads that Dennis "was named to all-Southwest Conference Team as an outfielder at the University of Texas," during the 1984 AND 1985 campaigns. Although cook definitely played throughout the nineties, Cook doesn't get a card in the regular series set until 2001, and then two straight appearances before calling it quits for good in 2003 season. His stay in LA was brief as he was traded to Cleveland in time for the 1992 season.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 6 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1990 Topps #133. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1990 here on the blog tomorrow.


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