Sunday, February 7, 2016
2007 Topps Heritage, Wilson Betemit
#16 Wilson Betemit
Here is the third card of Wilson Betemit that I have posted on here. I posted the first one about five years ago and the second one three and a half years ago. The first one can be seen here and the second one here.
The first two cards showed Wilson as a Brave. Prior to the 2006 trade deadline, the Braves shipped Wilson to Los Angeles for Willy Aybar and Danys Baez. Before the trade, Wilson had played in 233 games and he hit .281 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI. With the Dodgers, he played in 139 games and he hit .236 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI. So, while his batting average slipped a bit, he certainly stepped up his power numbers a bit. Somehow, he even managed more home runs than doubles as a Dodger. He must have just been swinging for the fences as he had more strikeouts that hits, something that did not happen in Atlanta.
About a full year after being dealt to LA, the Dodgers traded Wilson to the Yankees for Scott Proctor.
I got this card signed by the Royals parking lot in 2010.