Sunday, January 24, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1952 Topps #354 Fred Hatfield

It's Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, January 24, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1952 Topps #354.
  • Player Name, position, team: Fred Hatfield, shortstop, Detroit Tigers.
  • Major League Debut: August 31, 1950.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1951 stats (Red Sox): 80 G, 163 AB, 23 R, 28 H, 2 HR, 14 RBI, .172 AVG. Fielding stats: 40 putouts, 124 assists, 7 errors, .959 fielding average.
  • Any special information about player: Signed by Red Sox as a Free Agent before 1942. Traded by the Red Sox to the Tigers 06/03/1952. Bats: left, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Hatfield's first regular Topps card (his rookie card). Part of the high number series. "Hattie" served as a Army Paratrooper during 1943-45 reads the back of the card. Along with the height and weight specs were eye (hazel) and hair (brown) color. That's something we don't see anymore in our modern day cards. I don't have any 2001 Topps Heritage cards. Did they include eye and hair color for each of the players too? Fielding stats are on here as well.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $175.00-$300.00.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 0 cards.
In case you're actually wondering, I don't own this card, but was able to get a crystal clean copy of the image from the from the Baseball Card Cyber Museum. So thank you Joe McAnally and the folks at the BCCM. (By the way, loving the new features regarding viewing by card number!!!)

Well, it's back to normal on Monday. Tomorrow's card will be: 1991 Topps Traded #83T. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Come on back then to see what the Topps Card Randomizer gets us to look at then.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Adam K said...

The 2001 Topps Heritage did indeed include eye and hair color!

I just have 9 unique cards from that set, but sure enough, Todd Helton (#7) has brown eyes and brown hair.