12 November 2014

where's jamey wright's card?

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)
and that was from his first stint as a dodger.  yes, jamey wright is a dodger double dipper.

[this is the eighty-seventh installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john andersonvito 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:
i hope russell martin gets better treatment after the dodgers sign him this winter...

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