Friday, November 16, 2012

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2007 Topps #338 Juan Pierre

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, November 16, 2012:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2007 Topps #338.
  • Player Name, position, team: Juan Pierre, outfielder, Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Major League Debut: August 7, 2000.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2006 stats (Cubs): 162 G, 699 AB, 87 R. 204 H, 32 2B, 13 3B, 3 HR, 40 RBI, 58 SB, 32 BB. 38 SO, .388 SLG, .718 OPS, .292 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Rockies, #13th, June 1998. Signed with the Dodgers as a Free Agent 11/22/2006. Bats: left. Throws: left.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 15. This is his ninth Topps card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Florida Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest once said of Juan, "He taught this organization what hard work was." In 2006, Pierre was a Cubs catalyst and, '07, he moves to the Dodgers to do the same."
  • Commentary:  The best player on the Cubs in 2006, he was one of the few players to cheer for as the Cubs crash landed into last place.  His stint with the Cubs, though, was brief as he signed with the Dodgers the following season.  Including Pierre in it's series 2 product gave Topps plenty of time to photoshop the Dodgers jersey onto his picture.  So how did he do with the Dodgers in 2007?  Quite well.  He played in all 162 games that year (as he had done for five straight years), hit .293 with 0 home runs and 41 rbi's.  The speedy Pierre finished with 64 steals that year, which would be (until that point) a career high.  As the Dodgers center fielder, he had a fielding percentage of .987 on the strength of 366 putouts and 4 assists in 375 chances.  He spent three seasons in Hollywood before coming back to Chicago, this time playing a couple of seasons with the White Sox.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.07-$0.20.
  • How many cards of this player do I own?: 49.
Tomorrow's card will be: 2012 Topps #476. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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