Saturday, December 6, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 TONY CONIGLIARO

A little while back I fulfilled a request for a 1976 Tony Conigliaro card, even though it wasn't on my radar.
Today I'll post up a "Tony C" card that was INDEED on my radar: a "missing" 1972 design. Check it out:


The reason I consider it a missing card, even though Conigliaro didn't play in 1972, was that in 1971 he did suit up in 74 games for the California Angels, good for 292 plate appearances.
For the season he hit .222 with four homers and 15 runs batted in, along with 23 runs scored and 59 total hits.
Sadly for him, the horrific injuries he sustained from his beaning back in 1967 got worse, especially his eyesight, and except for a handful of games in 1975 for his "hometown" Boston Red Sox, his career was cut short.

6 comments:

  1. Okay. That does it. This card must be mass produced and added to the 1972 Topps Baseball Card set. I am absolutely floored. In my opinion, hold the laughter you guys, this is your best "Missing Card" yet.

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    1. Thanks Johnny! Very happy with this card. Would have been nice to have as part of Topps run that year.

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  2. Yes, this a cool card -- especially seeing how he was depicted as an Angel in a Red Sox uniform in the 1971 Topps set.

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  3. How about a 1964 dedicated rookie card for Tony Conigliaro?

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