Friday, June 20, 2014

Random Topps Card of the Day: 2011 Topps Update Series #US265 Willie Harris

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, June 21, 2014:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps Update Series #US265.
  • Player Name, position, team: Willie Harris, outfielder, New York Mets.
  • Major League Debut: September 2, 2001.
  • Last Line of Statistics: 2010 stats (Nationals): 132 G, 224 AB, 25 R, 41 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 32 RBI, 5 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 32 RBI, 5 SB, 33 BB, 60 SO, .362 SLG, .653 OPS, .183 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Orioles #24th, June 1999. Signed with the Nationals as a Free Agent 01/14/2011. Bats: left. Throws: right.
  • Number of regular Topps Cards (includes regular and traded cards only): 7. This is his seventh and final card.
  • Blurb on the back: "Willie, who signed as a free agent for 2011, hit safely n his first five games with the Mets. His two-run double in the second of those gave his new club an extra-inning victory over Florida.
  • Commentary: It figures. On all 660 cards in the base set, the color banner on the right hand side of the cards mentions a certain card that shares the same number. One of these years, someone, maybe me, will try and put all 660 highlighted cards in a gallery. Shouldn't be too hard, right (well if it wasn't someone would have done it by now). But it made me wonder if Topps would repeat the tidbit in its Update Series. And if so, how would they do it? I mean, excluding 1974, 1976, and even 1981, Topps' Traded sets were numbered 1-132T. Then since 2005, the Traded sets consisted of 330 cards. Would they do the same thing? Well, apparently they did not. Oh well, many of those #132T were checklists anyway. By the time William Charles Harris signed with the Mets for the 2011 season, he had already accomplished a lot, including a World Series ring in 2005. After three seasons with the Washington Nationals, Harris headed off to the Big Apple. In 126 games with New York, Harris hit for a .246 average with 2 home runs, 23 rbi's, and percentages of .351/.317/.668. After one season, he signed on with the Reds organization. While he did appear in 25 games for Cincinnati at the beginning of the season, he spent most of the year with their Triple-A club in Louisville. It would be his last season in professional baseball as a player.
  • Lo-Hi Beckett value: $0.12-$0.30.
  • How many cards of each player do I own?: 9 cards.


Tomorrow's card will be: 1989 Topps #772. Post will arrive at 1:00 PM CST. Flash back with the blog tomorrow.


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