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
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
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.