Here’s a “missing” 1973 card that can also be a “career capper” for veteran catcher John Bateman, who finished his ten-year career with a half season as a member of the Philadelphia Philles in 1972:
Bateman played in exactly 100 games during the 1972 season, 82 with the
Phils and the first 18 with the Montreal Expos, for whom he played the
previous three years.
In those 100 games he batted .224 with 63 hits over 281 at-bats, with 20 runs batted in and 10 runs scored.
That capped off a career that saw him play with the Astros between 1963
and 1968 before moving North to Montreal between 1969 and 1971 before
that last campaign in ’72.
He would end up with a .230 career average, with 765 hits in 3330 at-bats, with 81 home runs, 250 runs scored and 375 RBI's.