Monday, January 18, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1996 Topps #289 Roberto Alomar

We reset the Topps Card Randomizer to come up with seven new cards to present for this week. Introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, January 18, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1996 Topps #289.
  • Player Name, position, team: Roberto Alomar, second baseman, Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Major League Debut: April 22, 1988.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1995 stats (Blue Jays): 130 G, 517 AB, 71 R, 155 H, 24 2B, 7 3B, 13 HR, 66 RBI, 30 SB, .449 SLG, 47 BB, 45 SO, .300 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed by Padres as a Free Agent 02/16/1985. Traded by the Padres to the Blue Jays 12/05/1990. Bats: both, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Alomar's tenth regular Topps card (total includes both Topps and Topps Traded cards). I love the design of 1996 Topps. Large picture, the only semblance of a design is the blue rectangle that contains both the player's name and a close up of the player's face (in blue tones, it's the same picture). Did you notice that players from the NL had a green colored line below the player's name, and AL players had a red line? Below the stats, it notes that he hit home runs immediately after being dusted by a close pitch in two consecutive games, one was a game winning homer, the other a game tying grand slam. This is also Alomar's final regular season card as a Blue Jay. He joins the Orioles for the 1996 MLB season.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.10-$0.30.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 57 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1985 Topps #265. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. See you then.


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