Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1991 Topps Traded #T91 Tony Phillips

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, December 4, 2013:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1991 Topps Traded #T91.
  • Player Name, position, team: Tony Phillips, pitcher, Team USA.
  • Major League Debut: n/a.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1991 stats (University of Southern Mississippi): 34 G, 122.2 IP, 6-4, 47 R, 27 ER, 87 SO, 33 BB, 7 GS, 3 CG, 1 SHO, 13 SV, 1.98 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 1. This is his first and only Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "A submarine pitcher, Tony was named to Collegiate Baseball's All-American First Team in 1991. He led Southern Mississippi in Innings, Saves, and ERA. Tony sat out the 1990 season after transferring from William Carey College where he had 8 Wins and 13 Saves in 2 campaigns."
  • Commentary: This is the third Team USA card the Randomizer has picked from this set, the first since May 8, 2010. Not to be confused with Keith Anthony Phillips who played in the majors for 18 years, Anthony Lane Phillips was a pitcher who impressed Team USA officials enough to add him to the National Squad for 2001. Originally drafted by the Mets in the 19th round of the 1990 MLB free-agent draft, he opted not to sign with the team and played one more season at Southern Miss. The Mariners would draft him in the following year, also in the 19th round. As a member of Team USA, Phillips appeared in 15 games, earned a 2-1 record, recorded two saves, had an ERA of 1.65, and struck out 18 batters in 27.1 innings of international competition. In his lone plate appearance, he hit a solo home run, which means that with a 1.000 OBP and 4.000 SLG, his OPS was a phenomenal 5.000. While Phillips never made it to the majors, he did have a productive six-year run in the minors, which included stays within the Mariners, Brewers, and Athletics minor league systems. He retired from playing after the 1997 season and has had a pretty good post-baseball career. He graduated William Carey University with BS in Speech Communications. For a time, Phillips was mayor of Petal, MS. He served as MS Energy Services Coalition Co-Chair and on the National Energy Services Coalition Education Committee. Although still living in Mississippi, he presently works as a Account Executive for a lighting solution and design firm based in Nashville, TN.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.08-$0.25.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 1.

Tomorrow's card will be 1978 Topps #670. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Hope you will be too.


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