Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 DON COLLINS

Here's a "missing" 1978 card for Atlanta Braves pitcher Don Collins, who had a brief career but should have had a card regardless.
Check it out:


Collins appeared in 40 games during the 1977 season, and posted a 3-9 record with a 5.09 earned run average and a couple of saves thrown in.
In his 70.2 innings of work he fanned 27 batters but walked 41, not the best thing to do as a guy coming out of the bullpen.
Nevertheless, 70+ innings and 40 games deserves a card, especially considering some of the other players who got on in the '78 set that played a lot less than him.
Besides the 1977 season Collins would pitch in four games for the Cleveland Indians in 1980, marking the only other season he'd make it to the top before closing out his career.

2 comments:

  1. He was even included in the base Strat-o-matic cards that year, but no Topps.

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