Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH292 Ryan Dempster NL All-Star RHP

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, January 11, 2011:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH292.
  • Player Name, position, team: Ryan Dempster, Pitcher, 2008 National League All-Star Team.
  • Commentary: What a career Ryan Dempster has had for the Chicago Cubs. Not long ago, this man was the Cubs' closer. And he was a good one at that, saving 85 games for the team between 2005 and 2007. But in 2008, he rejoined the starting rotation, and became one of the reasons why the Cubs finished first in the NL Central Division. By the All-Star break, he has 10-4, struck out 104 batters, and a dazzling WHIP of 1.179. At the 2008 All-Star Game, he pitched in a familiar inning...the 9th. He faced three batters: Ian Kinsler, Dioner Navarro, and J. D. Drew. It took 18 pitches, but Kinsler and Navarro both struck out swinging, and Drew struck out looking. The back of this card says that no pitcher was more overpowering than Ryan. This was his second ASG, as he represented the Marlins back in 2000.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.12-$0.30.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1982 Topps Traded #76T. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1982 here on the blog tomorrow.


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