Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2003 Topps #333 Season Highlights Shawn Green

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, November 27, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2003 Topps #333.
  • Player Name, position, team: Shawn Green, outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Special: Season Highlights, Shawn Green Hits 9 Homers in One Week.
  • Any special information about this specific card: The blurb on the back of the card explains that through the first month-and-a-half of the season, Green hit only three home runs in 42 games. But in one week, he hit three times as many and then some. On Tuesday, 05/21/2002, Green hit two home runs against the Brewers, even though the Brew Crew won the game 8-6. Two nights later, to borrow a phrase from Rich Eisen during his ESPN days, Green "busted out the whooping stick," going six-for-six with four home runs, seven rbi's, and a record 19 total bases in one game, leading the Dodgers to an easy 16-3 win.  Even the Milwaukee faithful gave the LA's right fielder a standing ovation.  The power switch stayed on as the Dodgers travelled to Phoenix to take on the Diamondbacks.  From 05/24-25/2002, Green went a combined 5-7, with three more home runs and seven runs driven in.  That's nine home runs in the span of a calendar week.  What the card does not mention is that on 05/27/2002, the Brewers arrived in Los Angeles, and Green hit another home run against them, helping the Dodgers to a 5-3 win.  Which means in seven days (05/21 through 05/27/2002), in 35 plate appearances, Shawn Green went 17-32 (.531 average), hit 10 home runs, drove home 18 rbi's, 2 doubles, 1 triple, walked twice, and had an OBP/SLG/OPS of .543/1.594/2.137.  Baseball knew how good a player Shawn Green was.  For one seven-day stretch in the 2002 season, he was unstoppable.
    Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
Tomorrow's card will be:  1978 Topps #266. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. We're looking back at a card from 1978 here on the blog tomorrow.


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