Thursday, January 7, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1980 Topps #300 Ron Guidry

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, January 7, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1980 Topps #300.
  • Player Name, position, team: Ron Guidry, pitcher, New York Yankees.
  • Major League Debut: July 27, 1975.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1979 stats (Yankees): 33 G, 236 IP, 18-8, 83 R, 73 ER, 201 SO, 71 BB, 2.78 ERA..
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Yankees #3rd, June 1971. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Guidry's fifth regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards, not including any league leader or record breaker cards). In 1979, Ron lead the AL in ERA, was an All-Star, and finished third in the AL Cy Young voting, behind Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan and teammate Tommy John). The blue background on the backs of each 1980 Topps cad made for easy reading of the text. A cartoon featuring a trivial stat regarding Guidry (establishing Yankee record for K's in a season) and a blurb regarding his Cy Young award the year before complement Guidry's career statistics.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.30-$0.75.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1978 Topps #445. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Enjoy the rest of the day. 'Til tomorrow...


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