Saturday, May 8, 2021

2021 Chachi #23 Brandon Kintzler

Brandon Lee Kintzler
Relief Pitcher

Bats:  Right  Throws:  Right  Height:  5'10"  Weight:  196
Opening Day Age:  36
Born:  August 1, 1984, Las Vegas, NV
How Obtained:  Signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the Miami Marlins, February 10, 2021
Contract Status:  Signed through 2021
Major League Teams:  Milwaukee Brewers 2010-2015; Minnesota Twins 2016-2017; Washington Nationals 2018; Chicago Cubs 2018-2019; Miami Marlins 2020; Philadelphia Phillies 2021

First Phillies Card:  N/A
First Phillies Minor League Card:  N/A
First Phillies Team Issued Card:  N/A

Newest Card Added:  2021 Topps #31

Topps Flagship Set Appearances (5):  2011, 2014, 2018-2019, 2021

1 - Kintzler baseball card in my collection per The Phillies Room Checklist as of 5/6/21.

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2021 Chachi #23

Veteran relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler is in his 12th season in the majors, having found his greatest success as an All-Star with the Twins in 2017.  He was sent to the Nationals that season at the trade deadline and ultimately set a career high with 29 saves.  He returned to the closer's role in 2020 with the Marlins, saving 12 games.  Kintzler, wanting to play for a winning team, opted to gamble on a minor league contract with the Phillies in February and the gamble has paid off (so far).

Kintzler's appearances in Topps flagship sets over the years have hopscotched around a bit, as 2018 and 2019 are the only two consecutive years he's had Topps base cards.  The sole card of his in my collection so far is his 2021 Topps series one card featuring him with the Marlins.

2021 Virtual Phillies Wall / 2021 Season Summary Index 2021 Chachi Set Checklist

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