Thursday, May 6, 2010

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2006 Topps #152 Jack Wilson

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, May 6, 2010:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2006 Topps #152.
  • Player Name, position, team: Jack Wilson, shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Major League Debut: April 3, 2001.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2005 stats (Pirates): 158 G, 587 AB, 60 R, 151 H, 24 2B, 7 3B, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 7 SB, 31 BB, 58 SO, .363 SLG, .662 OPS, .257 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Cardinals #9th, June 1998. Traded by the Cardinals to the Pirates 07/30/2000. Bats: right, Throws: right.
  • Any special information about this specific card: Wilson's fifth regular Topps card (total includes regular and traded cards only). The kid-friendly 2006 Topps set was the first produced during the four-year period that the MLBPA awarded licenses to both Topps and that other card company. And while many of the two-colored borders made sense for most of the 30 teams, how red and orange were selected for Pittsburgh is beyond me (yes, I know that there are shades of red and orange on the team logo, but not enough of it to warrant those colors for the and gold would have been more appropriate. Even though the Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992, they still havehad their share of stars gracing both Three Rivers and PNC Park. Wilson was one of them. Jack patrolled the left side of the infield throughout the decade before being shipped off to Seattle in another Pirates fire sale. The back of the card has a cartoon (the first time a cartoon appeared on the Topps set in decades) with a caption that reads "Jack is among the NL's better bunters." The blurb on the back, talks about Jack's enthusiasm, and intensity, which makes him a favorite of (then) manager Lloyd McClendon. "He makes things happen-sometimes in some very weird ways. The 'weird' would refer to Wilson's hyper-aggressive base running and daring defense." Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 21 cards.
Tomorrow's card will be: 1999 Topps #3. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Until tomorrow everybody.


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