Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps #136 Bill Doran

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, January 5, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1992 Topps #136.
  • Player Name, position, team: Bill Doran, second baseman, Cincinnati Reds.
  • Major League Debut: September 6, 1982.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1991 stats (Reds): 111 G, 361 AB, 51 R, 101 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 35 RBI, 5 SB, .374 SLG, 46 BB, 39 SO, .280 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Astros #6th June 1979. Traded by the Astros to the Reds 08/31/1990. Bats: both, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Doran's tenth regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards). 1992 saw a change in the card stock as this was the first year Topps went with a white card stock (compared to the gray card stock we had all been accustomed to). This was also the first year gum was not included with packs. The backs of many of these cards featured (if there was space) a panoramic picture of the player's home stadium. While in Doran's case, a picture of Riverfront Stadium would have been appropriate, there was not enough room to include it. Instead, the card includes a blurb about how Doran is the father of three (Dana, Amy, and Ryan), and that Ryan was named after former teammate Nolan Ryan.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.01-$0.05.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1991 Topps #454. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Join us then won't you?


JayBee Anama


Bay Rat North West said...

Anytime you can show a guy in a blue uni on the bad end of a play is good. Add it to a Reds card? A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Anonymous said...

1992 was the groundbreaking for Baseball Cards Topps, Donruss and Fleer all upgraded (so it was thought at the time) their cardstock (and their prices). However there is something about these glossy, metallic, (white cardbacks) that seem impersonal and don't tug at a persons heart. I have sold most of my post 1992 cards and have only kept kept a few cards after that time.