Friday, February 19, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 MICK KELLEHER

Was sent this nice image of former infielder Mick Kelleher so I decided to make a “missing” 1975 card for him.
Check it out:


It’s a stretch being that Kelleher appeared in 19 games for the Astros during the 1974 season.
But it can be argued that he easily could have appeared on a card, at the very least a multi-player rookie card, in any given year between 1974 and 1975.
As it was he didn’t appear in a Topps set until 1977 after a relatively full season with the Chicago Cubs the previous year.
Nevertheless, Kelleher hit .158 during the 1974 season, collecting nine hits over 57 at-bats while playing shortstop.
He would go on to play 11-years in his career, mainly with the Cubs where he’d see the bulk of his 622 lifetime games.
In those, he collected 230 hits in 1081 at-bats, good for a .213 average.

4 comments:

  1. Love this one. I was a huge Kelleher fan. I would love to see you do a 1974 and 1976 version, even though they'd be stretches, too.

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    1. Speaking about stretches.... How about Doug Howard... He never appeared in a USA Topps version but he did appear in the 1977 Oh Pee Chee Topps as a Bluejay... go figure...

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    2. Hey Johnny! I did a '77 Howard but as an Indian since he played for them in '76...click his name on the right under "Labels"... ;)

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    3. I think I have a '74 version on tap. I'll check into a '76 as well. I'm all for stretches these days!!! Why not right?!

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