Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1985 Topps #265 Juan Samuel

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, January 19, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1985 Topps #265.
  • Player Name, position, team: Juan Samuel, second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Major League Debut: August 24, 1983.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1984 stats (Phillies): 160 G, 701 AB, 105R, 191 H, 36 2B, 19 3B, 15 HR, 69 RBI, 72 SB .442 SLG, 28 BB, 168 SO, .272 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed by the Phillies as a Free Agent 04/29/1980. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Samuel's second regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards, and does not include the 1985 Record Breakers card). What a rookie campaign this man had. He went to the All-Star Game, finished second in the ROY voting (behind Dwight Gooden), and established the modern day record for stolen bases for a rookie. The 1985 Topps set was an easy one to sort, primarily because of the team name in big bold letters in a team-colored rectangle, along with the team logo in a circle to the right of the banner. The back of the card has a little note that Juan's brother Fernando plays in the Toronto minor league system. If space allowed for it, a baseball trivia quiz question was placed below the statistics. The question on Juan's card asks who holds the ML record for lowest ERA (1.12) in a season: Bob Gibson, Ron Guidry or Tom Seaver? The answer.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.05-$0.15.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 26 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2003 Topps Traded and Rookies #T13. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash forward with the blog tomorrow.


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