Friday, March 11, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 BOBBY MITCHELL

I came across this photo of former Milwaukee Brewer Bobby Mitchell and decided to create a “missing” 1972 Topps card, though I know I’m pushing it a bit:


Mitchell appeared in 35 games for the Brewers during the 1971 season, hitting .182 with 10 hits in 55 at-bats.
After toiling in the Minors the entire 1972 season he’d come back to the Major League level in 1973 where he’d stay through the 1975 season, all in Milwaukee, hitting a combined .235 with 143 hits in 609 at-bats.
That would be the sum total of his short five-year career before going to Japan and playing on the Nippon Ham team from 1976 through 1979.

4 comments:

  1. Cool card. Originally a Redsox draft pick

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  2. When I glanced at the title in my blogroll I thought for a second that you'd branched out into football.

    I don't remember the baseball Bobby Mitchell at all. Cool card though. I like those Brewer unis from back them.

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  3. I first started collecting cards in the Mid-1970's so I looked at Bobby's Cards from 1974, 1975 and 1976 numerous times. I actually thought he had a better career he did. Only 609 career At-Bats and he got 4 cards from Topps (1971 Yankees Rookies, 1974, 1975, 1976). Actually, I guess now it is 5 cards! Beautiful work once again.

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