Here's a "missing" 1976 card as part of my "1976 Project" for "Reader Jim" for former outfielder Billy Baldwin of the Detroit Tigers.
Check it out:
Baldwin had a brief two year career, 1975 playing for the Tigers and 1976 in a scant nine games for the New York Mets.
During that 1975 season in Motown, Baldwin played in 30 games, hitting .221 over 95 official at-bats with 21 hits, seven of which went for extra bases.
Sure he doesn't necessarily "deserve" a card in the (awesome) 1976 set based on this amount of playing time, but I've been thinking lately that as long as there's an image out there of a player, ANY player, that appeared in a Major League game the previous season, why not go and create a card?
Of course this means my "What Were They Thinking" thread becomes a moot point. But I've been thinking that a truly FULL representation of players who appeared in Major League games the year before may be the way to go.
What do you all think?
Could be fun to have cards of guys that even had a brief one-game "career" in the big leagues!