Sunday, January 10, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1967 Topps #60 Luis Aparicio

It's Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, January 10, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1967 Topps #60.
  • Player Name, position, team: Luis Aparicio, shortstop, Baltimore Orioles.
  • Major League Debut: April 17, 1956.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1966 stats (Orioles): 659 AB, 182 H, 25 2B, 8 3B, 6 HR, 41 RBI, .276 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed by White Sox as a Free Agent in 1954. Traded by the White Sox to the Orioles 01/14/1963. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Aparicio's twelfth regular Topps card (total does not include all-star, highlights, or league leader cards). It is of interest to note that while listed as an "Infielder" on the front of the card, his position on the back of the card reads "shortstop." Error? Extremely simple design, with the team name ORIOLES in big yellow letters. The back of the card is green with black letters. Vertically oriented backs instead of the usual horizontal backs. Players cards included two cartoon sketches related to the subject. In Aparicio's case, one shows that he led the AL in stolen bases nine times with a drawing of an oriole "stealing a base," and the other mentioning that he led the O's with 25 SB's (and a drawing of a player packing bases into a closet). The blurb mentions that since being acquired from the White Sox, Luis "seems to play his best abll against his former teammates."
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $4.00-$8.00.
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 1967 Topps Baseball blog. So thank you Jim from Downingtown. He wrote about this card on his site previously on his blog.

Well, it's back to normal on Monday. Tomorrow's card will be: 1991 Topps #703. 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:

unclemoe said...

I do love me some Lil' Louie!