Saturday, September 4, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps #757 Rob Dibble

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, September 4, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1992 Topps #757.
  • Player Name, position, team: Rob Dibble, pitcher, Cincinnati Reds.
  • Major League Debut: June 29, 1988.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1991 stats (Reds): 67 G, 82.1 IP, 3-5, 32 R, 29 ER, 124 SO, 25 BB, 0 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 31 SV, 3.17 ERA.
  • Any special information about players: Drafted by the Reds #1st (Special) June, 1983. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Dibble's fourth regular Topps (total includes regular and traded cards only). You know how cool this card is??? It's so cool that the image used for one of the sample cards introducing the 1992 Topps cards to the world (or the readers of Topps Magazine anyway). If the Reds had a lead late in the game, it was pretty much a guaranteed win as their bullpen rarely lost the game. One of the Reds' "Nasty Boys" (along with Randy Myers and Norm Charlton), Dibble was a set up man for the 1990 World Series Champs. He inherited the closer's job in 1991 and there weren't many who were better in the NL that year. He was a two-time All-Star for the Reds (in both 1990 and 1991 and was a reliable, albeit, extremely temperamental pitcher (stories are legendary, will not be repeated here as it's a family blog). Arm trouble caused him to miss the entire 1994 season. He tried once again in 1995 with both the Brewers and the White Sox, but he just didn't the same success as he did with Cincinnati. He signed on with the Cubs and Marlins, but never got into a game with either club. He called it a career for good and soon after joined ESPN as one of it's baseball analysts. He can now be seen and heard in a number of baseball shows, whether it be on the TV (Fox), or on satellite radio. The back of Dibble's card, which is now easy to read with it's white card stock, has a panoramic picture of the outside of Riverfront Stadium. The bio above the picture reads that in achieving his 23rd save in 23 opportunities (in a 1-0 win at Houston 07/05/1991), he tied a MLB record set by former Red John Franco in 1988.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.02-$0.10.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 9 cards.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1962 Topps #374. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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