Sunday, July 13, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 RICK BLADT

Here's one for the Yankee fans out there: a "missing" card of New York Yankee outfielder Rick Bladt from 1976.
Take a look at my card design first:


Bladt's Yankee career started and ended in 1975, as he appeared in 52 games, good for 133 plate appearances and a .222 batting average.
He also chipped in 13 runs, 11 runs batted in and 5 extra-base hits, all while manning center field.
The only other Major League action he saw was six years earlier with the Chicago Cubs, getting into 10 games, going 2 for 13.
Bladt put in a solid 12 years in the Minors, spanning 1966 to 1977 with the Cubs, Yanks and Orioles organizations.
After playing for Rochester of the International League in '77 he was out of baseball for good.
As a side note: he did appear on another card, a Topps 1974 multi-player rookie card (#601) which also features Bake McBride, Brian Downing and Ed Armbrister, three players who went on to have decent careers, especially the former two.

2 comments:

  1. If you're gonna do some New York Yankee cards, how about one for Kerry Dineen who delivered a few clutch hits during the summer of 1975!

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  2. Bladt was traded to the Orioles as part of the Elliott Maddox / Paul Blair trade during the winter of 1976 / 1977. Can you do an airbrush job of him with the Orioles?

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