Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1982 Topps #719 Jerry Narron

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, April 20, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1982 Topps #719.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jerry Narron, catcher, Seattle Mariners.
  • Major League Debut: April 13, 1979.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1981 stats (Mariners): 76 G, 203 AB, 13 R, 45 H, 5 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 17 RBI, 0 SB, .291 SLG, 16 BB, 35 SO, .222 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Yankees #5th, June 1974. Traded by the Yankees to the Mariners 11/01/1979. Bats: left, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Narron's third regular Topps card (total includes regular and traded cards only). The 1982 Topps set is mostly remembered for being the set that holds the rookie card of an Iron Man, but what is significant about this set is that it was the first of a long string of sets that held 792 cards. No more was there a need to double print an entire row of cards on each of the six sheets that made up a full set. And once again, green seems to be the favorite color choice when it comes to the backs of the cards (although the traded sets have orange backs). This was also the first set that incorporated the modern Topps logo as part of the design. Narron, at this time, was the back up catcher for the Mariners. Where space allows, the backs of the players cards include a comic and a quick blurb that do not involve the subject of the card whatsoever. In the cartoon, it reads, "Glenn Abbott combined with 3 other A's pitchers in a no-hitter 09/28/1975 (against the Angels, with Vida Blue who started the game, Paul Lindblad, and Rollie Fingers). The blurb mentions how Jerry Reuss "posted his 30th career shutout on 08/21/1981 vs. the Cardinals."
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.05-$0.15.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 10 cards.

Tomorrow's card will be: 1996 Topps #71. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1996 here on the blog tomorrow.


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Mariner1 said...

It is always a joy to see my old school Mariners get some love!