Monday, December 21, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-1978 DIEGO SEGUI

Let’s go and give long-time pitcher Diego Segui a card in the 1978 Topps set, both a “missing” and “Career Capping” creation:


Segui closed out a decent 14-year career in 1977 with the expansion Seattle Mariners, appearing in 40 games for the new franchise, going 0-7 with a 5.69 earned run average.
He’d post a 92-111 lifetime record with a 3.81 ERA and 71 saves between 1962 and 1977, even winning the ERA crown in the American League when he finished with a 2.56 mark splitting time as a starter and an arm out of the ‘pen.

11 comments:

  1. Segui also played for the expansion Seattle Pilots in 1969.

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    1. Not only i he the only player to play for both Seattle teams, Segui was the Opening Day starter for both.

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    2. No he wasn't. Marty Pattin started the first ever Pilots game in Anaheim and Gary Bell started the first home game.

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    3. I stand corrected. He did however pitch in both opening days, getting the loss in 1977.

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  2. Looks great! Other than the team card, this creation -- in my opinion -- would be the only other '78 Topps Mariners card worth collecting separately. Remember he's a minor star, not a common player -- at least to those of us who care to notice.

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    1. And for those that notice Gio's work, perhaps for the same 1978 "set" a career capper for Mike Kekich as a Mariner can be made. ;)

      Or how about "Missing" for players such as Catcher Larry Cox (he of 100+ ABs)or Pitchers Dave Pagan and Stan Thomas.... ?

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  3. This is awesome. Always remember Segui in an A's uni.

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  4. I double-checked my collection: The only '78 Topps cards of the Seattle Mariners worth collecting as singles (again, in my opinion) would be the team card, Darrell Johnson (MG), and Dave Collins.

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  5. Love the card...FYI the header says "MISSING IN ACTION-1979 DIEGO SEGUI" but it's a '78 card design not '79

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  6. How about a 75 missing in action Diego Segui with the Red Sox?? He spent all season with the AL Champs

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