Category Archives: Random 2015 Topps Card

Random 2015 Topps Card – Steve Cishek

#254 Steve Cishek, Pitcher
Miami Marlins2014 Topps Steve Cishek

Personal Bio
Born: June 18, 1986
Birthplace: Falmouth, MA
High School: Falmouth HS (Falmouth, MA)
College: Carson-Newman College (Jefferson City, TN)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Career Stats
Season(s): 5
W-L Record: 15-14
ERA: 2.65
Saves: 91
Strikeouts: 284

The picture featured on Steve Cishek’s 2015 Topps Series 1 card was taken on June 4th, 2014, in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. He pitched one inning, giving up one run and earned his 13th save of the season.

Cishek was drafted by the Florida Marlins (now Miami Marlins) in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, 166th overall. He made his major league debut on September 26, 2010 against the Milwaukee Brewers, pitching two innings in the 7-1 loss.

In 2013, Cishek became the Marlins full-time closer, converting 34 of 36 save opportunities, with a 2.33 ERA. Last season he converted 39 of 43 save opportunities, with a 3.17 ERA. His 39 saves in 2104 tied him for eighth in the major leagues.

Steve Cishek Topps Flagship Cardography

2012 Topps Steve Cishek   2013 Topps Steve Cishek  2014 Topps Steve Cishek2015 Topps Steve Cishek

Random 2015 Topps Card – Tyler Skaggs

One cannot live on Jumbo Value Pack posts alone! To cure my addiction for wanting to write about something, I will be doing these Random 2015 Topps Card posts. I would like to do one everyday but with family, school, and work that may not be possible but I will definitely give it a shot. The cards featured will be ones that I have opened so far in My 2015 Topps Journey. So my first random card of the days is –

#74 Tyler Skaggs, Pitcher
Los Angeles Angels74_tyler_skaggs_1

Personal Bio
Born: July 31, 1993
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
High School: Santa Monica HS (Santa Monica, CA)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Career Stats

Season(s): 3
W-L Record: 8-11
ERA: 4.72
Strikeouts: 143

The picture featured on Tyler Skaggs’ 2015 Topps Series 1 card was taken on July 31st, 2014, in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. This was the last game he would pitch in 2014. He suffered a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament that required Tommy John surgery. The surgery was performed on August 13th and he is expected to miss most, if not all of the 2015 season.

Skaggs was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, 40th overall.

In July of 2010, Skaggs was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a few other players for pitcher Dan Haren. He represented the Diamondbacks in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Futures Game. Skaggs made his major league debut on August 22, 2012 against the Miami Marlins, giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings to earn his first career win.

On December 10, 2103 the Diamondbacks traded Skaggs back to the Angels in a three team deal that sent Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox, and Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks. He was having the best season of his career in 2014 before his injury, going 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA, and 86 strikeouts in 133.0 innings pitched.

Tyler Skaggs Topps Flagship Cardography

2013 Topps Tyler Skaggs  2014 Topps Tyler Skaggs  2015 Topps Tyler Skaggs