Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 ROB BELLOIR: "1976 PROJECT"

The next player to profile for the on-going "1976 Project" is former Atlanta Braves player Rob Belloir.
Check out the card I came up with:


Belloir saw the most action in his short four-year career in 1975, playing in 43 games, good for 118 plate appearances while playing shortstop for Atlanta.
For the season, he posted a .219 batting average with 23 hits in 105 at-bats, along with 11 runs scored and nine runs batted in.
The following season he'd play in 30 games, hitting an even .200 while mixing it up on the defensive side between short and third base, before barely appearing in any games the next two seasons, playing in six and two games respectively in 1977 and 1978.
Oddly, Topps went ahead and gave him a card in the 1978 set, even with only his ONE at-bat for the previous season, which I profiled this past January.
In the end, Belloir played in 81 games, with a final average of .216 based on 36 hits in 167 official at-bats, before calling it a career.

3 comments:

  1. Nice Card. Side Note: I have looked at Rob's 1977/1978 cards about 1000 times and never once noticed his name was Belloir. I always "saw" Bellor (no "i"). I was so convinced I needed to look at it again to see if you made a spelling error. I would have never thought I could learn something about 1977 topps at this point. I love cards and this site.

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    1. I promise you, I ALSO double and triple-checked the name as well. Hilarious!

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  2. You know how I feel about this project. Great work as this has been an awesome 'hobby' Gio!

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