Sunday, February 7, 2016

NOT QUITE MISSING IN ACTION: 1976 JOSE SOSA (1976 PROJECT)

It’s been quite some time since I posted a card from my “1976 Project” for “Reader Jim”, so here’s one I created a while ago, former pitcher Jose Sosa of the Houston Astros:


Sosa actually appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the 1976 Topps set, but Jim wanted a dedicated card for the righty based on his 25 appearances and 47 innings pitched the year before, posting a 1-3 record with a 4.60 earned run average and a single save.
It was Sosa’s first taste of the Majors, and as it turns out the bulk of it too.
In 1976 Sosa would only appear in nine games for Houston, not factoring in a decision while posting a 6.94 ERA over 11.2 innings, and that would be the sum total of his experience as a big league pitcher.
He did come from some strong baseball lineage, as he was the cousin of the Alou brothers, as well as second cousin to Moises.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to see you dive back into the 1976 Project.... Now you gotta do the other three then put them side by side with the original.

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  2. I know people don't like the Tequila Sunrise Astros unis but I loved them. I especially like the 1976 cards. The pink and orange colors really complimented the uniform colors. Nice card.

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    1. Same here Tony! I loved those uni's, as well as the Padres mustard and brown get-ups! Added some crazy dashes of color to all the other "traditional" uni's out there...

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  3. Great stuff as usual on this card Gio! btw - Sosa did have more IPs than Jim York who did have a card from Topps that year.

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