Tuesday, January 27, 2009

#2T Danny Jackson



CARD

So as far as I can tell, this update set has the same design as the base 1988 Score set, except for the color of the cards. These are a type of orange that didn't exist in the base set. The base set had yellow cards, as well as a sort of dark orangish-yellow (plus blue, purple, green, and red.) This color was new for the update set. I think it would have been nice if they'd chosen a color not so similar to two of the colors used in the base set.

As with the base set cards, notice that there is a subtle color change going from top to bottom of the card. The color is more saturated at the top.

STAT

Jackson faced 4 players whose last name is also Jackson. Can you guess them all? If you guessed Bo Jackson, start over. They were teammates.

CAREER

It's a great debate whether Jackson deserved more consideration for the 1988 Cy Young Award than he received. Orel Hershisher won it unanimously despite both pitchers posting identical 23-8 records. True, Hershiser was better in most other statistical categories and also rung off that great scoreless inning streak.

How about each guy's neutralized 1988 stats:

Jackson: 18-10, 2.99 ERA, 1.121 WHIP
Hershiser: 19-9, 2.75 ERA, 1.188 WHIP

Hershiser was better, but not by much. I'm surprised that Jackson didn't get even 1 first-place vote.

11 comments:

  1. i'll guess reggie and ron as two of the jacksons.

    i think hershiser's streak at the end of the season buttoned up the cy young for him.

    i am pretty sure this is a dodger stadium photo on jackson's card, too.

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  2. I guessed Reggie and Ron before clicking on the link. But didn't think of Darrin. (It says he also faced Chuck Jackson for one at-bat?)

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  3. Great trade mentioned on the back. I know it's been covered before. KC really hosed the Reds in the shortstop portion of the swap.......

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  4. I see something else. We may need to run a counter on stat box errors.

    I was looking at his 1984 Royals line and wondering how he had 10 complete games. Turns out he only had 1.

    2 cards....2 errors. That would be fielding percentage of .000

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  5. Nice catch, Mike.

    Also you aren't going to have to wait very long to see Stillwell's card.

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  6. Is the whole set this color?

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  7. I never knew the cards were darker at the top!

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  8. Well now you know, and knowing's half the battle.

    GEEE

    EYEE

    JOEEEEEE!

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  9. I remember at a garage sale when I was 10 I bought an 89 Topps Danny Jackson All Star card for .$50 (which was a lot of coin in the day) and was soooo excited to have it. then my friend who had decided to be a total dickfor that day told me I was stupid, Danny Jackson is stupid and my card is stupid. He then pushed me down, took the card and tore it up.

    What an asshole

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  10. That's some great "friend" there, Steve.

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