Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2011 Topps #519 Corey Hart

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, November 27, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps #519.
  • Player Name, position, team: Corey Hart, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Major League Debut: May 25, 2004.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2010 stats (Brewers): 145 G, 558 AB, 91 R, 158 H, 34 2B, 4 3B, 31 HR, 102 RBI, 7 SB, 45 BB, 140 SO, .525 SLG, .865 OPS, .283 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers #11th, June 2000. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 7. This is his fifth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Corey, a second-time MLB All-Star Game selection in 2010, blazed to eighth-place NL finishes in homers and slugging. On back-to-back May days, he hit his first walk-off bomb and first grand slam.
  • Commentary: I am not sure why, but as soon as I saw that today's card would be of Corey Hart, I thought of two songs. "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart (no relation) and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes. Maybe my mind was on an 80's kick. Maybe I was up late watching TV again and one of those 80's music compilation album infomercials was on in my sleep. I don't know. Probably the Brewers' most underrated talent, Jon Corey Hart has quietly made a name for himself as a power hitter in Milwaukee. Unfortunately for Brewers fans, surgery on his left knee in January, followed by surgery on his right knee in June forced Hart off the playing field in 2013. Not good timing considering controversy with the superstar of the franchise. But he is not far removed from what made him a two-time All-Star. In 2011, #1 hit 26 home runs, drove in 63 rbi's, a batting average of .285, and percentages of .356/.510/.866. When the 2014 season rolls around, whether it be at first base or in right field, Hart will be back and so will his offense (just not against the Cubs).
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.25-$0.60.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 31.

Tomorrow's card will be 1976 Topps #654. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Hope you will be too.


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