Thursday, January 6, 2011

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1997 Topps #360 David Cone

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, January 6, 2011:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1997 Topps #360.
    Player Name, position, team: David Cone, pitcher, New York Yankees.
    Major League Debut: June 8, 1986.
    Last Line of Statistics: 1996 stats (Yankees): 11 G, 72 IP, 7-2, 25 R, 23 ER, 71 SO, 34 BB, 11 GS, 1 CG, 0 SHO, 0 SV, 2.88 ERA.
    Any special information about players: Drafted by the Royals, #3rd, June 1981. Traded to the Yankees from the Blue Jays, 07/28/1995. Bats: left. Throws: right.
    Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 18. This is his thirteenth card.
    Blurb on the back: "Among pitchers with 750 or more IP since 1992, only Greg Maddux (2.13) has a lower EAR than David's 3.15."
    Commentary: One of my brother's favorite memories of Harry Caray was when Cone faced the Cubs and Harry, who always liked to spell players' last names backwards, promptly announced on the air, "Cone, spelled backwards, is Enoc." For some reason, I enjoy it when my brother relates that story, even many years after he first heard it. It just reminds me when we were younger and just enjoying the summer at home. Cone made it to the other side of New York just in time for the stretch run. The Yankees may not have made it far into the playoffs (although he did earn a victory in the ALDS against the Mariners). But the following year, Cone helped the Yankees get to the World Series, including a win in the WS vs. the Braves in game 3.
    Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
    How many cards of this player do I own?: 27 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1989 Topps #559. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Until tomorrow everybody.


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