Here’s a “missing” 1975 card for Kurt Bevacqua, who suited up for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals during the 1974 season:
Bevacqua played in 57 games in 1974, hitting .184 with 23 hits over 125
at-bats while DH-ing and playing both the infield and outfield.
He would end up playing 15 seasons as a Major League player, the
highlight for him being his heroics in the 1984 World Series as a member
of the San Diego Padres, giving them their only win against the
eventual World Champion Detroit Tigers.
All told he’d hit .236 over his career, with 499 hits in 2117 official
at-bats while playing every position but pitcher and catcher.
And let’s not forget he won that Bubble-Gum blowing contest, leading to
one of the quirkier cards in the Topps stable in the 1970’s...