Saturday, December 29, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2003 Topps #713 Barry Bonds NL All-Star OF

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, December 29, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2003 Topps #713.
  • Player Name, position, team: Barry Bonds, All-Star Outfielder, National League.
  • Blurb on the Back: "The easiest selection of all to The Sporting News 2002 NL All-Star Team, Bonds was picked as an outfielder. En route to his record fifth league MVP Award, Barry blasted an MLB-high .370 with 46 homers and 110 RBI. He also slugged .799 (fourth-best ever) while setting Major League records for walks (198), intentional walks (68) and OBP (.522). Bonds kept hitting through Game 7 of the World Series.
  • Commentary: As I am no where near an expert, nor am I going to judge the man on what or how he got to where he was in baseball, I will just make my observation based on the numbers. Barry Bonds, one year after his 73-home run season, had probably one of the best statistical offensive seasons in the history of major league baseball in 2002. The numbers are already on the Blurb, so I don't need to repeat them. Regardless of what we all think of the man today, and there will be many ready to judge him now that he is on the ballot for Cooperstown for the very first time, you have to admit that he was probably the most dangerous man for a pitcher to face whenever he came to the plate. Does he deserve to be in the HOF on numbers alone? Absolutely. Will he be? Only the BBWAA knows the answer.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.30-$0.75.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1958 Topps #462. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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