Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2001 Topps #750 Draft Picks David Krynzel & Grady Sizemore

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, May 14, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2001 Topps #750.
  • Player Name, position, team: Draft Picks David Krynzel, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers; Grady Sizemore, outfielder, MontrĂ©al Expos.
  • Major League Debut: September 1, 2004 (Krynzel); July 21, 2004 (Sizemore)
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2003 stats: Krynzel (Ogden, Rookie-Pioneer): 34 G, 131 AB, 47 H, 1 HR, 29 RBI, 8 SB, .359 AVG.; Sizemore (GCL Expos, Rookie-Gulf Coast): 55 G, 205 AB, 60 H, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 16 SB, .293 AVG.
  • Any special information about players: Krynzel: Drafted by the Dodgers #1st, June 2000. Bats: left. Throws: left.; Sizemore: Drafted by the Expos #3rd, June 2000. Bats: left. Throws: left.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): Krynzel: 2. This is his first card; Sizemore: 10. This is his first Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: n/a.
  • Commentary: First thing of note regarding this card is that Krynzel's statistics on the back indicate that he also played for the Expos GCL team in 2000. That is incorrect, making this card a error card. Another note is that because Topps decided to gradually change the color contrast on the back of the card from a light gray to black, it becomes really hard to read the numbers at the bottom of the card (WHAT??!) David Benjamin Krynzel played in a grand total of 21 games over two seasons in 2004-05. He hit .188 with 3 rbi's. While that may not be too much to talk about, he was a minor league veteran of ten seasons, continuing in the Brewers' system until 2006. He also played for the AAA teams of the Diamondbacks and Orioles before calling it quits in 2009. In his 10 seasons in MiLB, he hit .267 with 57 home runs, 339 rbi's, 218 stolen bases, and an OPS of .739. On the other hand, Grady Sizemore was of four players traded by the Expos to the Indians on June 27, 2002 (All-Stars Cliff Lee and Brandon Phillips, along with Lee Stevens were part of the package). After a cup of coffee with the Indians, he became the Tribe's centerfielder and leadoff hitter. In his 8 years with Cleveland, he hit a cumulative .269 with 139 home runs, 458 rbi's, 134 stolen bases, an OPS of .830, not to mention three All-Star appearances, two Gold Gloves, and a Silver Slugger, earning all three after the 2008 season.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.60-$1.50.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 2 (Krynzel); 65 (Sizemore).
Tomorrow's card will be: 1980 Topps #385. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1980 here on the blog tomorrow.


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