Here’s a “missing” 1977 Topps card for former outfielder Gene Locklear, who split the 1976 season between the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees.:
Locklear played in a combined 56 games during the ‘76 season, batting .222 with 22 hits in 99 official at-bats.
He scraped together a five-year career in the Majors, though his final
season was a single game in the Bronx, which actually saw him go 3 for 5
with two runs batted in and a run scored.
Not a bad way to go out!
All told he batted a respectable .274 with 163 hits over 595 at-bats, with 76 runs scored and 66 RBI’s.
Those are pretty solid numbers over a 162-game schedule, though for Locklear this represented his 292 games in the Big Leagues.
Nevertheless seems he was a pretty good hitter during his time up playing with the Cincinnati Reds, Padres and Yanks.