Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Brewer without a Card: Jim Edmonds

This is a new feature I want to do here at S'74 - highlighting some of the 100ish players who have appeared in a game for the Milwaukee Brewers, yet left behind no cardboard to prove it. This is an offshoot of my on-going All-Time Brewers Project, and you can view my need lists for that (as well as the BWoCs) here

First up is outfielder Jim Edmonds.

As a Brewer: He appeared in 73 games during the 2010 season after not playing in 2009. He hit pretty well as a Brewer, hitting eight homers and batting .276. He was traded to the Reds in a waiver wire deal in August for outfielder Chris Dickerson, oddly enough, another BWoC. 

For his career:  A borderline-borderline Hall of Famer. Edmonds played 17 years, a 4-time All Star, won eight gold gloves, and finished with a career 132 OPS+ - the same as Jackie Robinson and Joe Morgan. 

His cardboard stats: Over 4,500, per the trading card database. 

Why no Brewers Cards? He probably should have been featured in the 2010 Brewers police set, but was somehow left out. Since he didn't play in 2010, he was left out of that year's Topps flagship and then, by the time Update came around, he was with the Reds. 

The next best thing? I'll go with this '10 update card, it mentioned the trade from the Brewers on the back, even if it doesn't list his stats with Milwaukee. This was the last card issued of Edmonds as an active player. 

1 comment:

  1. I was excited when the Padres got him, but for whatever reason he just struggled in San Diego.