Saturday, October 2, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps #303 Dan Plesac

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, October 2, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1992 Topps #303.
  • Player Name, position, team: Dan Plesac, pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: April 11, 1986.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1991 stats (Brewers): 45 G, 92.1 IP, 2-7, 49 R, 44 ER, 61 SO, 39 BB, 10 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 8 SV, 4.29 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers 1st, June 1983. Traded by the Phillies to the Reds 12/05/1983. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Plesac's seventh regular Topps (total includes regular and traded cards only). I've extolled the reasons why I love the 1992 Topps set and design many times, but, boy do these cards look great when done horizontally. Although headshots in this format are typically a bad idea, this one, with Plesac looking up at the heavens as he's making a throw, is fine as it focuses can be shifted to his arm as he's making the throw. By this time, Dan Plesac, the Brewers closer, was a three-time All-Star who was now being asked to be a spot starter (he started ten games the year before) and middle reliever (the role now being given to Doug Henry). This would be his final season with the Brewers as in December, 1992, Plesac signed with the Cubs as a free agent, sending him down the I-94 to the NL for the first time. After his two year stint as a Cub, he would go on to play for the Pirates (1995-1996), Blue Jays (1997-1999, 2001-2002), Diamondbacks (1999-2000), and finish his career with the Phillies (2002-2003). If you are looking for any Topps cards of Dan Plesac in a Pirates or Blue Jays uniform...forget it. Between 1994 and 2001, he does not appear in any of Topps' eponymous sets. None. And once again, that's a shame.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 15 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: 1958 Topps #349. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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