Friday, July 5, 2013

Card of The Day: July 5th, 2013

In the second installment of the Card of The Day series, we will be taking a look at the Topps 2013 Silver Slate Blue Sparkle 653 Chase Headley. This card is very interesting because, just like the Emerald card, it has just one color and causes the player to pop out because of the uniform. I especially like this one because in the card, Headley is wearing the Throwback Padres unis. It makes it look cool with the dirt on the jersey, giving the illusion that the players actually try hard, unlike some players getting thrown out at first base.

On the back of the card, his stats are pretty consistent. In the past four seasons, he played in over 100 games per year. However, in 2011, his runs and hits totals were down. This was probably due to the fact that he only played in 113 games. He finished with only 110 hits. In 2012, he played in 161 games. He led the National League in RBI's with 115 and hit 31 long balls. According to Topps, "Chase's remarkable 2012 breakout saw him join Dave Winfield as the only Padres NL RBI leaders. He also broke a team record held by icon Tony Gwynn for games reaching base in a season." This was up 2 from 144 to 146 over Gwynn.


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