Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2009 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH60 Brandon Inge Home Run Derby

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, October 12, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2009 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH60.
  • Player Name, position, team: Brandon Inge, third baseman, Detroit Tigers.
  • Special: 2009 MLB Home Run Derby
  • Any special information about this specific card: One of the features in the Updates and Highlights set since 2005 was the inclusion of the eight players who participated in the Home Run Derby that took place at the annual All-Star Game. Brandon Inge, who made the 2009 All-Star Team in the Final Man vote (remember Bran-torino???), and his 21 home runs in the first half of the season, agreed to participate in the annual event? How did he do? Not too well. Topps writes on the back of his card that "though his line drives came up short of the St. Louis fences, he said he enjoyed his first 'David and Goliath' effort." Translation...zero home runs, and an eighth place finish. It's just as well that he didn't jeopardize his swing too much in the derby. He finished the year with 27 home runs.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.12-$0.30.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1994 Topps #225. 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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