Friday, January 14, 2011

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2004 Topps Traded and Rookies #T123 Tyler Davidson

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, January 14, 2011:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2004 Topps Traded and Rookies #T123.
  • Player Name, position, team: Tyler Davidson, pitcher, New York Mets.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2003 stats (Kingston-Rookie/Brooklyn-A): 65 G, 218 AB, 36 R, 72 H, 13 2B, 8 3B, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 7 SB, 17 BB, 50 SO, .615 SLG, .999 OPS, .330 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Mets, #8th, June 2002. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 1. This is his first and only Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "In 2003, the Mets unveiled a secret weapon in their system in Davidson, a strapping first baseman who had missed his '02 pro debut with a wrist injury. When he finally got on the ballfield, he did so a sthe Appalachian League (R) Player of the Year and circuit leader in slugging percentage (.669). Despite his size (6' 5", 240 lbs), Davidson - a former high school basketball standout - is surprisingly athletic."
    Commentary: By 2004, Topps (and the other companies) went prospect happy. Adding many prospects to their base sets, there was no doubt that many of the players who made the end-of-the-year sets would not pan out. Davidson, alas, is one of those players. His last appearance in the minors was in 2005 (with St. Lucie of the Florida State League). He was soon cut by the team, and appears to have quit baseball. He had the numbers, but it appears injuries held him back. At least he can say, though, that he has a Topps card.
  • Beckett value: $0.20-$0.50.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 1 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1978 Topps #306. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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