Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2008 Topps #366 Jeff Weaver

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, October 9, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2008 Topps #366.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jeff Weaver, pitcher, Seattle Mariners.
  • Major League Debut: April 14, 1999.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2007 stats (Mariners): 27 G, 146.2 IP, 7-13, 105 R, 101 ER, 80 SO, 35 BB, 27 GS, 3 CG, 2 SHO, 0 SV, 1.53 WHIP, 6.20 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Tigers #1st, June 1998. Signed with the Mariners as a Free Agent 01/26/2007. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 10. This is his ninthTopps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Jeff was one of the hottest pitchers in the League in midsummer 2007, compiling a 3.38 ERA in 14 starts between June 9 and August 23. That stretch included shutouts of the Pirates and White Sox."
  • Commentary: Jeffrey Charles Weaver's time in the Seattle lasted only one season. In 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, and was assigned to the Crew's AAA affiliate in Nashville. But after 9 games, a 2-4 record, and an ERA of 6.22, Weaver was released. A month later, he signed another minor league contract, this time with the Cleveland Indians, who sent him to their Triple-A team in Buffalo. In 13 games, he earned a record of 2-2 with a 6.07 ERA. He finished the season with a combined 4-6 record, a 6.07 ERA, 59 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.559. He signed with the Dodgers in 2009 and after a five game stint in Albuquerque, made his return to the majors. He would pitch for two seasons with LA, his final season coming in 2010. Lately, much attention has been lavished onto Jeff's younger brother, Jered, the ace of the LA Angels of Anaheim. On June 20, 2009, the Dodgers took on the Angels, with Jeff and Jered named the starters for that day, the first time since 2002 that siblings were tasked to start against each other in a MLB game. The outcome? Big brother and the Dodgers took the victory 6-4, with Jered suffering the loss.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.12-$0.30.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 16 cards.

Tomorrow's card will be: 2004 Topps #66. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 2004 here on the blog tomorrow.


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