my lone disappointment with 2014 topps update is that there was no card for dodger reliever jamey wright. he last appeared in a baseball card set in 2012 topps update (here's his cognac or gold sparkle or whatever parallel from that set)
[this is the eighty-seventh installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moeller, dioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirley, randy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaver, ted sizemore, orel hershiser, tom goodwin, joe ferguson, eddie murray, matt luke, ken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grote, don sutton, ralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessens, guillermo mota, joe beckwith, jamie hoffmann, babe herman, joe medwick, juan castro, ron perranoski, clyde king, paul waner, hughie jennings, ron negray, broadway aleck smith, george smith, johnny cooney, jim fairey, frenchy bordagaray, doc casey, waite hoyt, luis olmo, clyde sukeforth, willie keeler, harry howell, germany smith, johnny allen, marv rackley, bobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworth, zack taylor, john cronin, art herring, brian falkenborg, bill reidy, john anderson, vito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, and patsy donovan.]
following that one year with the dodgers, in which wright threw 67.2 innings and had an era of 3.72, the dodgers decided not to re-sign him, and he wound up pitching for the rays in 2013, as this photo from getty images will attest.
he did pretty well, too, posting an era of 3.09 in 70 innings of work. he did so well, in fact, that the dodgers chose to bring him back for the 2014 season. he threw 70.1 innings this time around, and even made a spot start. his era jumped to 4.35, however, and he is currently a free agent. the bullpen is a big piece of the dodgers' offseason puzzle, and i am guessing that not much attention will be paid to the veteran (soon to be 40 years old). so, couldn't topps have at least made one last card for him? for me? there were photos available through getty images, like this one: