Saturday, May 1, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 1980 Topps #521 Ken Brett

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, May 1, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1980 Topps #521.
  • Player Name, position, team: Ken Brett, pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Debut: September 27, 1967.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 1979 stats (Dodgers): 30 G, 47 IP, 4-3, 20 R, 18 ER, 13 SO, 12 BB, 3.45 ERA.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by Red Sox #1st, June 1966. Signed with the Dodgers as a Free Agent 06/11/1979. Bats: left, Throws: left.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Brett's twelfth regular Topps card (total includes base and traded cards only). The 1980 Topps set kicked off the decade with a design similar to the 1974 effort (just imagine the team and position flags actually aligned with the rectangular picture, and they are eerily similar don't you think???) Brett played in the majors for 14 seasons, for 10 different teams, and even played with his brother for a couple of seasons (you might have heard of him, but we're not talking about that guy today). He was an All-Star for the Pirates in 1974, and was effective as both a starter and a relief pitcher. The backs of many of the players' 1980 Topps card had a cartoon to the left of the stats about the player on the front of the card. Ken himself was a very good hitter for a pitcher (.262, 10 HR, 44 RBI...what do you expect, he's related to some other guy who was known for his hitting). The cartoon highlights the fact that Ken "set mark for pitchers with homers in 4 straight games during June of 1973."
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.08-$0.25.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 9 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: 1967 Topps #114. Come back at 1:00 PM CST to see who (or what) it is.


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