Thursday, April 7, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION CAREER CAPPER: 1978 COOKIE ROJAS

Both a “missing” card and “career capper”, here’s a 1978 Cookie Rojas creation to celebrate a nice 16-year career:


Rojas appeared in 64 games for the Western Division champ Royals in 1977, hitting an even .250 with 39 hits over 156 at-bats.
A five-time all-star, Rojas slapped his way through the Majors, collecting 1660 lifetime hits over 1822 games, with only 333 of those hits going for extra bases.
Of his 16 years in the Major Leagues, he played eight with the Royals and seven with the Philadelphia Phillies, for whom he first made a name for himself between 1963 and 1969.

5 comments:

  1. Love it! When he got older, Frank White replaced him.

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    1. Great card Gio! From the splits it appears that happened in 1976. So for Cookie by the time this "faux" card would have been found in a "faux" pack, he was already relegated to sub duty for White and Brett....

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  2. Looks good. Who knew that Cookie Rojas deserved a card in the '78 set. What an unusual background, too, by the way.

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  3. Wait, didn't he finish up as a member of the Cubs' roster (although DNP)?

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