Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2001 Topps #752 Anaheim Angels Team Card

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, October 9, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2001 Topps #752.
  • Team: 2000 Anaheim Angels.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2000 stats: Manager Mike Scioscia, 82-80, .506 PCT., 9.5 GB, Third Place AL West.
  • Commentary: Wow! A team card. I don't think we get many of these on the Randomizer. The 2001 Topps design utilized green borders which were easy to chip, to go with gold foil lettering and the gold Topps 50 Years block. The team started as the Los Angeles Angels in 1961, then beginning in 1965, they were known as the California Angels, a name that not only included all of the Golden State in their name, but one that was used for 32 seasons. The franchise started calling themselves the Anaheim Angels in 1997 as the owners of the team (at that time Disney) wanted to make the city of Anaheim a destination city. The 2000 season was the first for Mike Scioscia as manager. While there are no statistics on the back of the card regarding the team, the blurb reads, The 2000 Angels made a 12-win improvement over their 1999 record, bettering the .500 mark (82-80) for the third time in four seasons. Troy Glaus won the American League home run crown with 47 blasts, becoming the first player in franchise history to hit 40. Darin Erstad finished second in the AL batting race (.355) and set a Major League record for RBI by a leadoff hitter with 102. Glaus, Mo Vaughn, and Tim Salmon all homered in two different innings of the same game, another baseball first." The Angels would finally win the World Series in 2002.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $2.50-$6.00.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2010 Topps Update Series #US85. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 2010 here on the blog tomorrow.


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