Gary Matthews, Jr.

Gary Nathaniel Matthews, Jr.
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: August 25, 1974 in San Francisco, CA
Drafted: 13th round 1993 by the San Diego Padres
Acquired: purchased from the Pittsburgh Pirates, December 2001
Departed: traded to the Baltimore Orioles for John Bale, April 2002
Acquired: traded from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with cash for
Brian Stokes, January 2010
Departed: released, June 2010

 

Little Sarge, we hardly knew ye! Gary, a superb glove man with developing batting skills that the Mets bought from Pittsburgh in December 2001, only spent two games in New York before being traded to Baltimore for minor-league reliever John Bale. Nearly a decade later, Gary came back to the Mets when Carlos Beltran missed the opening of the 2010 season following knee surgery. The card shown here is from the 2000 Upper Deck Ionix Reciprocal parallel set; there are more cards pictured below.

 

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==========================================================================================
1999 S D NL   23   36   4    8   0  0   0   7    8  2  0   9   9   0   0  0 .378 .222 .222
2000 Chi NL   80  158  24   30   1  2   4  14   47  3  0  28  15   1   1  0 .264 .297 .190
2001 2teams  152  405  63   92  15  2  14  44  153  8  5 100  60   1   5  1 .328 .378 .227
2002 2teams  111  345  54   95  25  3   7  38  147 15  5  69  43   1   5  4 .354 .426 .275
2003 2teams  144  468  71  116  31  2   6  42  169 12  8  95  43   2   0  0 .314 .361 .248
2004 Tex AL   87  280  37   77  17  1  11  36  129  5  1  64  33   1   0  3 .350 .461 .275
2005 Tex AL  131  475  72  121  25  5  17  55  207  9  2  90  47   0   1  3 .320 .436 .255
2006 Tex AL  147  620 102  194  44  6  19  79  307 10  7  99  58   4   0  8 .371 .495 .313
2007 LAA AL  140  516  79  130  26  3  18  72  216 18  4 102  55   2   0  6 .323 .419 .252
2008 LAA AL  127  426  53  103  19  3   8  46  152  8  3  95  45   4   0  2 .319 .357 .242
2009 LAA AL  103  316  44   79  19  2   4  50  114  4  1  74  40   2   0  2 .336 .361 .250
2010 *METS*   36   58   9   11   3  0   0   1   14  1  0  24   6   0   1  0 .266 .241 .190
==========================================================================================
METS TOTALS   38   59   9   11   3  0   0   1   14  1  0  24   6   0   1  0 .262 .237 .186
OTHER CLUBS 1243 4044 603 1045 222 29 108 483 1649 94 36 825 448  18  12 29 .333 .408 .258
==========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1281 4103 612 1056 225 29 108 484 1663 95 36 849 454  18  13 29 .332 .405 .257

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==========================================================================================
2001 Chi NL  106  258  41   56   9  1   9  30   94  5  3  55  38   1   5  0 .320 .364 .217
2001 Pit NL   46  147  22   36   6  1   5  14   59  3  2  45  22   0   0  1 .341 .401 .245
2002 *METS*    2    1   0    0   0  0   0   0    0  0  0   0   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
2002 Bal AL  109  344  54   95  25  3   7  38  147 15  5  69  43   1   5  4 .355 .427 .276
2003 Bal AL   41  162  21   33  12  1   2  20   53  0  3  29   9   1   0  0 .250 .327 .204
2003 S D NL  103  306  50   83  19  1   4  22  116 12  5  66  34   1   0  0 .346 .379 .271

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This is a list of the Gary Matthews, Jr. cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1998 Upper Deck UD3

2001 Upper Deck Victory

2002 Upper Deck Victory

2002 Topps Gold

1994 Fleer/ProCards Spokane Indians #3337

1997 Arizona Fall League All-Stars Series 1
1997 California/Carolina League All-Stars #17
1997 Grandstand Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Update #25

1998 Mobile BayBears Team Set
1998 Upper Deck #545
(Star Rookie)
1998 Upper Deck Destination Stardom #DS8
1998 Upper Deck SP Top Prospects #109
1998 Upper Deck UD3 #209
(Future Impact)

1999 Bowman #306
1999 Bowman Chrome #306
1999 Bowman International #306
1999 Grandstand Mobile BayBears Champions
1999 Just Imagine #116
1999 Multi-Ad Las Vegas Stars #17
1999 Pacific Omega #205
1999 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition #GMJ
(autographed)
1999 Upper Deck SP Top Prospects #82

1999 Upper Deck SP Top Prospects Chirography #GM
(autographed)
1999 Upper Deck SP Top Prospects Great Futures #GF21
1999 Upper Deck Victory #336
(Rookie)

2000 Bowman #262
2000 Bowman
retro parallel #262
2000 Fleer Tradition Update #U126
2000 Multi-Ad Iowa Cubs #14
2000 Pacific #369
2000 Skybox Dominion #254
(Prospect)
2000 Skybox Metal #217
(Prospects)
2000 Skybox Metal Emerald #217
(Prospects)
2000 Topps #445
(Prospect; with Tim Raines Jr. and Garry Maddox Jr.)
2000 Upper Deck #217
2000 Upper Deck Ionix #90
(Futuristics)
2000 Upper Deck Ionix Reciprocal #R90
(Futuristics)

2001 Upper Deck Victory #345

2002 Topps #477
2002 Topps Gold #477 (0755/2002)
2002 Topps Total #581
2002 Upper Deck 40 Man #837
2002 Upper Deck Victory #454

2003 Upper Deck 40 Man

2003 Topps Traded

2006 Upper Deck

2007 Upper Deck

2003 Topps #509
2003 Topps Traded and Rookies #T15
2003 Topps Traded and Rookies Chrome #T15
2003 Upper Deck 40 Man #156

2004 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #362

2005 Topps #429
2005 Topps Total #419
2005 Topps Total Silver #419

2006 Topps #188
2006 Topps Update & Highlights #UH319
(Team Leaders)
2006
Topps Update & Highlights All-Star Stitches #AS-GM (All-Star workout used jersey)
2006 Upper Deck #457

2007 Bowman #39
2007 Bowman Heritage #71
2007 Fleer Ultra #84
2007 Topps #25
2007 Topps #25
(red letters)
2007 Topps Chrome #13
2007 Topps Opening Day #82
2007 Upper Deck #225, #764
2007 Upper Deck Goudey #138
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum #45

2007 Upper Deck Goudey

2009 Topps Heritage

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter's

2008 Bowman #104
2008 Topps Heritage #14
2008 Topps Heritage #14
(black back)
2008 Upper Deck #536
2008 Upper Deck First Edition Update #382

2009 O-Pee-Chee #16
2009 Topps #494
2009 Topps Heritage #279
2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom #16
2009 Upper Deck #188

2010 Topps #533
2010 Topps Allen & Ginter's #322

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