Thursday, December 6, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1983 Topps Traded #61T Joe Lefebvre

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, December 6, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1983 Topps Traded #61T.
  • Player Name, position, team: Joe Lefebvre, outfielder-third baseman, Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Major League Debut: May 22, 1980.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1982 stats (Hawaii, AAA-Pacific Coast): 8 G, 32 AB, 7 R, 11 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, .500 SLG, 4 BB, 5 SO, .344 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Yankees, #3rd, June 1977. Traded by the Padres to the Phillies 05/22/1983. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 7. This is his fifth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Cracked Double with 2 RBI's in 6-2 win at MontrĂ©al, 05/15/1982. Belted 9th inning Homer to tie score at Houston, 08/03/1982. Went 3-for-3, August 8, 1982."
  • Commentary: I'll be honest, I was kind of torn about which last line to use for his "Last Line of Statistics:" bullet point.  Should I use his Padres line (his last line of MLB statistics on this card) or the real last line of statistics, which consisted of his 8 games in Hawaii.  At the end, I went with the Hawaii statistics.  His MLB statistics with the Padres were:  102 G, 239 AB, 25 R, 57 H, 9 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 0 SB, .326 SLG, 18 BB, 50 SO, .238 AVG.  After 18 games into the 1983 season, Joe was traded from the Padres to the Phillies in exchange for Sid Monge.  He appeared in 101 games for the NL Champion Phil's, hitting a career high .310 with 8 home runs, 38 rbi's, and an OPS of .930.  He showed up in the leaderboards, finishing 7th in triples.  A knee injury marred most of his 1984 season as well as all of 1985.  He came back at the beginning of the 1986 for 14 games, but after hitting .111 in 21 plate appearances, he retired as an active player.  He presently is an assistant hitting coach with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Beckett value: $0.08-$0.25.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 7 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2002 Topps #393. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Until tomorrow everybody.


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