Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2002 Topps #142 Jimmy Haynes

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, October 5, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2002 Topps #142.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jimmy Haynes, pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: September 13, 1995.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2001 stats (Brewers): 31 G, 172.2 IP, 8-17, 98 R, 93 ER, 112 SO, 78 BB, 29 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 4.85 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Orioles #7th, June 1991). Traded by the Athletics to the Brewers 12/13/1999. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Haynes' fifth regular Topps card (totals include regular and traded cards only). I've already shared enough about what I think of the 2002 set (worst design of the decade), so I'll just skip the hostilities. Jimmy Haynes joined the Brewers starting rotation in 2000 and became the Brew Crew's ace (or at least the team's most durable arm). The following year wasn't much better. With an 8-17 record, and an ERA just hovering below 5, he wasn't getting a lot of help from a team that had crashed downwards with a 68-94 record. The blurb on the back did mention that in May 2001, Jimmy "found his zone. After holding the Phillies scoreless for eight innings, he shut out St. Louis for 7 2/3 in his next start." He rebounded rather nicely when signed with the Reds as a free agent the following year. He was last seen in the majors in 2004, but played in both the Tigers and Devil Rays organizations before calling it a career in 2005.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 8 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1994 Topps #404. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1994 here on the blog tomorrow.


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