Friday, February 27, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 ORLANDO RAMIREZ: "1976 PROJECT"

Odd, Orlando Ramirez was left out of the 1976 Topps set, even though he played more in 1975 than 1976, yet Topps gave him a slot in the 1977 set.
Follow?
First, the card for the ongoing "1976 project":


In 1975 Ramirez played in 44 games, good for 113 plate appearances, yet he missed out on a card in that awesome set from 1976.
Yet Topps decided that after he appeared in 30 games with 83 plate appearances in 1976, he'd get a card the following year.
Actually, he also had more playing time during the 1974 season, so he's actually "missing" from the 1975 set as well! (future post!).
Those three seasons would actually be the bulk of his major League playing time, with sparse action in both 1977 and 1979 (he didn't play at all in 1978).
He finished his career with a .189 average with 53 hits in 281 at-bats, with five doubles and a triple.
Thanks to "Reader Jim" for the chance at this project, and tackling these players left out!

3 comments:

  1. Great stuff! Orlando's newly produced card would fit in nicely between Andy Etchebarren and John Doherty....Speaking of Doherty, he had over 100 ABs in '75 for the Halos and also received no love from Topps that year... Just sayin'...hint, hint....wink, wink.

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    1. Hey Jim! Is Doherty on "the list"? I just put him down in my book for future work, but didn't see him listed in our project?

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  2. Hey Gio, let me double check when I have my "project" in front of me.... ;)

    Thanks!

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