Saturday, February 6, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1983 Topps #329 Randy Niemann

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, February 6, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1983 Topps #329.
  • Player Name, position, team: Randy Niemann, pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Major League Debut: May 20, 1979.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1982 stats (Pirates): 20 G, 35.1 IP, 1-1, 22 R, 20 ER, 26 SO, 17 BB, 0 GS, 0 CG, 0 SHO, 1 SV, 5.09 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Yankees #18th June 1975. Traded by the Astros to the Pirates 09/09/1981. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Niemann's third second regular Topps card (this total includes regular and traded cards only). As Niemann had only three lines of MLB stats (two years with the Astros and one with the Pirates), his minor league statistics are included on the back of the card. The blurb below the stats highlights his scoreless relief stint at St. Louis on 08/03/1982. He had many other scoreless innings in 1982. Why did they pick this game? And also because I wasn't really following the game in 1982, what's with the stars on the hat? Does it symbolize anything? Or did all Pirates caps have four stars on them?
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.05-$0.15.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 5 cards.
Tomorrow is Retro Sunday, the one day of the week that we feature a card from 1951-1975. The card we will feature tomorrow is: 1971 Topps #170. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who it is.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Bo said...

Willie Stargell would award a star for the player of the game or something.