Monday, October 21, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1990 Topps Traded #67T Mike Marshall

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, October 21, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1990 Topps Traded #67T.
  • Player Name, position, team: Mike Marshall, first baseman, New York Mets.
  • Major League Debut: September 7, 1981.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1989 stats (Dodgers): 105 G, 377 AB, 41 R, 98 H, 21 2B, 1 3B, 11 HR, 42 RBI, 2 SB, .408 SLG, 33 BB, 78 SO, .260 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Dodgers #6th, June 1978. Traded by the Dodgers to the Mets 12/20/1989. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 11. This is his tenth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "His first 5-Hit major league game: 4-22-84. He belted 100th major league Home Run: 7-17-87. He belted 1st World Series Home Run: 10-16-88."
  • Commentary: After nine seasons, a .271 average, 137 home runs, 484 rbi's, an All-Star Game selection, and one World Series title, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Michael Allen Marshall (not to be confused with the pitching workhorse Michael Grant Marhsall) to the New York Mets with pitcher Alejandro Pena for All-Star second baseman Juan Samuel. I'm sure he would have loved to move back to his natural first base position, after years of spending time in right field at Chavez Ravine. But they already had Eddie Murray, a player they traded for in 1989, at first. So it was off to the bright lights of the Big Apple. His stay with the Mets, however, was short lived. After appearing in 53 games from April through June 12, 1990, in which his hitting numbers included a .239 average with 6 homers and 27 rbi's, Marshall was traded to Boston for three minor leaugers. He entered 30 games for Boston, hitting a better .286-4-12. An injury riddled 1991 campaign saw him play for both Boston and the California Angels before taking his talents to Japan in 1992, where he joined the Nippon Ham Fighters for a season before calling it quits for good. Since then, he's been running around the independent leagues, working in various capacities from manager to team president, general manager, to vice president of baseball operations for four different organizations.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 13 cards.

Tomorrow's card will be: 1981 Topps Traded #843. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a New York Met! Yay!

It's Mike Marshall!