Friday, March 29, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1984 Topps Traded #21T Enos Cabell

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, March 29, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1984 Topps Traded #21T.
  • Player Name, position, team: Enos Cabell, third baseman-first baseman, Houston Astros.
  • Major League Debut: September 17, 1972.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1983 stats (Tigers): 121 G, 392 AB, 62 R, 122 H, 23 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR, 46 RBI, 4 SB, .434 SLG, 16 BB, 41 SO, .311 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed with the Orioles as a Free Agent 09/22/1968. Signed with the Astros as a Free Agent 02/14/1984. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 17. This is his fourteenth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Went 4-for-5 with Homer in 11-6 win, 6-6-83."
  • Commentary: After three years away from the franchise, Enos Milton Cabell returned to the Astros as a free agent in time for the 1984 season. It would be his second stint with the team, after spending six seasons (1975-80) in Houston before playing with San Francisco and Detroit. During his first run with Houston, Cabell was the team's regular third baseman. In 1978, he was considered for the MVP of the NL on the strength of a .295 average with 7 homers, 71 rbi's, and an OPS of .720 on his league leading 660 at bats (694 plate appearances). Upon his return to the Astros, Cabell would appear in 127 games, hit .310 with 8 home runs 44 rbi's , and 8 stolen bases. Cabell's second stint with the Astros would end in July, 1985, when he was sent to the Dodgers in a three player trade. After playing for a season-and-a-half with the Dodgers, along with his involvement with the "Pittsburgh Drug Trials," Cabell retired as a player after the 1986 season. He has since been inducted into the Astros' Hall of Fame (1993) and has served as a special assistant to the general manager with the team since 2004.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.15-$0.40.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 15.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1976 Topps #146. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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