Here’s a fun card, particularly because of the uniform worn by the player on this “missing” card, a 1977 “Missing in Action” Buddy Bradford.
Take a look:
As you know the White Sox players were all sporting the new blue and
white uni’s (some had to be airbrushed into them for lack of photos),
but I just could not find an image of Bradford in one of them, perhaps
because he never actually got to wear one since his career was over by
the end of the 1976 season.
So here we have a unique 1977 White Sox card with a player sporting the
red and white uniform that was already gone by the time the 1977 cards
Nevertheless, Bradford appeared in 55 games during 1976, with 184 plate
appearances and a .219 batting average based on his 35 hits over 160
He closed out a respectable 11-year career which saw him suit up for the
White Sox three separate times, the Cleveland Indians, The Cincinnati
Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.
He hit .226 for his career with 363 hits in 1605 at-bats, with 50
doubles, eight triples and 52 homers on top of his 224 runs scored and
175 runs batted in.