Monday, April 15, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2006 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH100 Bobby Abreu

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, April 15, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2006 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH100.
  • Player Name, position, team: Bobby Abreu, outfielder, New York Yankees.
  • Major League Debut: September 1, 1996.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2005 stats (Phillies): 162 G, 588 AB, 104 R, 168 H, 37 2B, 1 3B, 24 HR, 102 RBI, 31 SB, 117 BB, 134 SO, .474 SLG, .879 OPS, .286 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed with the Astros as a Free Agent 08/21/1990. Traded by the Phillies to the Yankees 07/30/2006. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 19. This is his twelfth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Bobby's ninth walk in a Yankees uniform, on 08/16/06, gave him 100 for an MLB record-tying eighth straight season. He matched Max Bishop and Frank Thomas."
  • Commentary: The record that the blurb on the back talks about remains tied as Abreu saw ball four only 84 times in 2007. Back to the point. Bob Kelly Abreu finally established himself as one of the games superstars during the 2004 and 2005 campaigns. With two All-Star Game appearances, a Silver Slugger (in 2004), and a Gold Glove (in 2005), not to mention winning the 2005 ASG Home Run Derby, he was on top of the baseball world. But because he was going to be a free agent heading into the 2007 campaign, the Phillies knew that he was going to command a lot of money if he was to be signed. So when the Yankees went looking for help for their annual push to the postseason, the Phillies were more than happy to send him and Cory Lidle to the Bronx for four minor league prospects. In his 58 games with the Yankees, Abreu went 69-209 (.330) with 7 home runs and 42 rbi's to go with an outstanding OPS of .926. In the postseason, he hit .333 with four runs driven in and two runs scored. But the Yankees lost to the eventual AL Champion Tigers in four games. Playing a full season with the Bombers the next year, Abreu hit .283 with 16 home runs and 101 rbi's while playing spectacularly in right field (.988 fielding percentage with 4 errors in 323 chances). With the Yankees returning to the postseason, Abreu went 4-15 (.267) with a home run and two runs driven in. But that wasn't enough as the Yankees were swept by the Indians in the ALDS. After one final season with the Yankees in 2008, he signed on with the Angels for the 2009 campaign.
  • Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 66 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2011 Topps #256. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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