Thursday, April 16, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JOE GILBERT

Here's a "missing" 1974 card for former Montreal Expos pitcher Joe Gilbert, he of a short two-year Major League career:


Gilbert's career was already over by the time this card would have come out, as he pitched what would be his final big league game on July 15th of 1973.
For the year he appeared in 21 games, good for 29 innings of work, with a 1-2 record, 4.97 earned run average and 17 strikeouts.
The previous year, his rookie year, he appeared in 22 games, good for 33 innings of work with a 0-1 record, 25 strikeouts and a bloated 8.45 E.R.A.
Yet he didn't get a card in the 1973 set either, so watch for THAT "missing" card here in the near future.

3 comments:

  1. You know what? You did it again... I really like these missing in action cards you create... Obscure players come back to life here...

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  2. I never understood this. I've seen players with far less appearances have a card in a set. He is on the cover of a Canadian Magazine called Le Baseball from 1972. I would like to find a Minor League Card of his. Also, I am willing to purchase the negatives of the two Topps pictures. That's my dad and he is alive and well. -T. Gilbert

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    1. Hey! Awesome! Please send him my regards! As to Topps selection process, who knows? I could never figure it out myself...

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