Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1980 Topps #31 Jay Johnstone

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, March 9, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1980 Topps #31.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jay Johnstone, outfielder-first baseman, San Diego Padres.
  • Major League Debut: July 30, 1966.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1979 stats (Padres): 75 G, 201 AB, 10 R, 59 H, 8 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 32 RBI, .294 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Signed by Angels as a Free Agent 06/30/1963. Traded by Yankees to the Padres 06/15/1979. Bats: left, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Johnstone's twelfth regular Topps card. Sent to the Padres in a midseason trade, he sure looks happy to be part of the Padres. That's one of the biggest smiles I've ever seen. The back of the card includes a cartoon about Johnstone. He went 7-9 for a .778 average for Phillies in the 1976 NL Championship Series against Reds.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.08-$0.25.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 11 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1977 Topps #350. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1977 on the blog tomorrow.


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