Today we come to the other team that made its first appearance in the 1977 Topps set, the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are also the team that made the biggest fall on my countdown going from #10 last year to #17 this year. There is no big reason why the Blue Jays fell so far, but there are several smaller ones. The first is how big of a disappointment they were in 2013. Now I wasn't expecting them to win the division like a lot of people because all they did was combine the 4th place AL East team with the 5th place NL East with a dash of the NL Cy Young winner thrown in. To me that isn't the formula to win a division. I was just hoping that the Jays would be strong enough to take some wins away from Boston and New York and obviously that didn't happen. I don't dislike the Blue Jays, but I really don't care about them anymore either. Let's take a look at some team trivia for the Toronto Blue Jays.
BLUE JAYS TEAM TRIVIA
# of players to play in a Blue Jays game (1993-2013) - 426
# of those players to have a Blue Jays card (as of today) - 316
% of Blue Jays players to appear on a Blue Jays card - 74.2%
Big names left out - Edgardo Alfonzo, Danny Darwin, Omar Vizquel
# of new Blue Jays in 2013 - 28
Total # of Blue Jays in 2013 - 53
position on last year's list -- #10 = DOWN 7
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays with the team card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.
Thanx for reading.