Monday, May 16, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 TOM SHOPAY

It’s a bit of a stretch but I couldn’t resist creating a 1977 Topps card for former Oriole Tom Shopay, who deserved a few cards throughout the decade of the 1970’s:


Shopay appeared in only 14 games for the O’s, hitting an even .200 with four hits over 20 at-bats while playing the outfield aside from one game at catcher.
He’s a bit of a novelty for me since he really could have had cards in multiple Topps sets between 1970-1978 but only got two, in the 1970 and 1972 editions.
I already created 1976 and 1978 versions on this blog, and will most likely add a 1973 version as well, so keep an eye out for it!
As for Shopay’s career, he hit .201 over 7-partial seasons with 62 hits over 253 games and 309 at-bats playing for the New York Yankees and Orioles between 1967 and 1977, missing any Major League playing time in the 1968, 1970, 1973 and 1974 seasons.

2 comments:

  1. I remember Tom Shopay was in the Orioles Caravan during the Winter of 1976-1977 that came to the Venice in Hagerstown Maryland. Great card!

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  2. He is the Orioles version of Bob Montgomery except that he did not get the cards.

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