Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

Collecting Cleveland Indians Topps team sets from 1952-present, as well as post-war minor and major league autographs.

New Arrival: Grady Sizemore, of, Cleveland Indians

I have always liked the way the Topps Total cards looked signed, and when I saw this one pop up for only a couple bucks I jumped at it.

  • Drafted out of a high school in the 3rd round by the Montreal Expos in 2000.
  • Was the Expos #6 prospect (2000) and #3 (2001).
  • Part of a blockbuster trade in 2002. Was traded by Expos with 1B Lee Stevens, 2B Brandon Phillips and LHP Cliff Lee to Indians for RHP Bartolo Colon and RHP Tim Drew. That was a good trade.
  • With the Indians was the organizations #7 prospect (2002) and #1 (2003)
  • Made the majors in 2004, and was a full-time starter beginning in 2005.
  • From 2005-2008 he was one of the greatest Indians players in history. He hit .281/.372/.469 and averaged 27 HR and 29 stolen bases a year. All while playing Gold Glove defense.
  • He would be awarded three All-Star appearances (2006-2008).
  • Starting in 2009 the wheels would come off. Sizemore would be plagued by injuries that would hurt his playing time and production. He would never again come close to putting up a full seasons worth of at-bats.
  • He left the organization in 2014 and would spend two seasons bouncing between Boston, Philly and Tampa Bay before hanging it up.

I remember when he was playing in Akron…I think it was 2002 or 2003…I made a special trip all the way from Cleveland to get him. He was nice enough. I was always a fan, and it was a bummer watching injuries devestate what should have been a special career.

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
2004 21 CLE AL 138 4 24 2 0 14 34 .246 .333 .406 .739 97
2005 22 CLE AL 640 22 81 22 10 52 132 .289 .348 .484 .832 123 MVP-23
2006 23 CLE AL 655 28 76 22 6 78 153 .290 .375 .533 .907 133 AS,MVP-11
2007 24 CLE AL 628 24 78 33 10 101 155 .277 .390 .462 .852 123 AS,MVP-12,GG
2008 25 CLE AL 634 33 90 38 5 98 130 .268 .374 .502 .876 133 AS,MVP-10,GG,SS
2009 26 CLE AL 436 18 64 13 8 60 92 .248 .343 .445 .788 110
2010 27 CLE AL 128 0 13 4 2 9 35 .211 .271 .289 .560 58
2011 28 CLE AL 268 10 32 0 2 18 85 .224 .285 .422 .706 96
2014 31 TOT MLB 347 5 27 6 1 33 76 .233 .299 .354 .654 82
2014 31 BOS AL 185 2 15 5 0 19 41 .216 .288 .324 .612 71
2014 31 PHI NL 162 3 12 1 1 14 35 .253 .313 .389 .701 95
2015 32 TOT MLB 273 6 33 3 3 20 60 .253 .307 .381 .688 91
2015 32 PHI NL 98 0 6 0 0 6 23 .245 .288 .296 .584 63
2015 32 TBR AL 175 6 27 3 3 14 37 .257 .318 .429 .746 107
10 Y 10 Y 10 Y 10 Y 4147 150 518 143 47 483 952 .265 .349 .457 .806 115
162 162 162 162 610 22 76 21 7 71 140 .265 .349 .457 .806 115
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/26/2017.