Friday, December 28, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2007 Topps #67 Geoff Jenkins

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, December 28, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2007 Topps #67.
  • Player Name, position, team: Geoff Jenkins, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: April 24, 1998.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2006 stats (Brewers): 147 G, 484 AB, 62 R, 131 H, 26 2B, 1 3B, 17 HR, 70 RBI, 4 SB, 56 BB, 129 SO, .434 SLG, .791 OPS, .282 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers, #1st, June 1995. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 13. This is his tenth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Geoff's second career game-ending homer was also just the second ever by a Brewers player in a 1-0 game.  He joined Jeromy Burnitz in the distinction by connecting on September 20, 2006 against St. Louis."
  • Commentary: Forgive the scan.  Thanks to the fact that I use plastic holders when scanning pictures (and many are scratched beyond belief), plus that my scanner may need to be cleaned, the card looks trashed.  But then again, the black borders hide no flaws whatsoever.  Geoff Jenkins ended his career a winner with the Philadelphia Phillies.  But prior to that, he had spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1998, the Brew Crew had just been switched over to the National League after spending their entire 28-year existence in the American League.  Jenkins showed flashes of what was to be an outstanding career in Milwaukee by hitting 9 home runs and driving 28 rbi's in 84 games.  In 2007, in what would be his final year with the Brewers, Geoff hit 21 home runs, drove in 64 rbi's, hit a good .255 clip with OBP/SLG/OPS percentages of .319/.471/.790. He would finish third on the Brewers all-time list in home runs (2120.  At the end of the the 2007 season, he signed with the aforementioned Phillies, and although he spent most of the year on the bench, his lone hit in the World Series (a double in the 6th inning in Game 5) set the tone for the Phillies to finish off the AL Champion Rays.  He was released by the team before the 2009 season and a year later, signed a one day contract with the Brewers so that he could announce his retirement with the team. 
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 26.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2003 Topps #713. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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