Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for former Chicago Cub outfielder Gene Hiser, who played all five of his Major League seasons on the North Side of Chi-Town:
Hiser appeared in 45 games for the Cubbies in 1975, batting .242 with 15
hits in 62 at-bats, with eleven runs scored and six runs batted in with
It would be the last Major League action he’d see after coming up with the organization in 1971 at the age of 22.
The most he played in any season was in 1973 when he got in 100 games,
batting .174 with 19 hits over 109 at-bats, as he was generally used off
His career numbers added up to a .202 average with 53 hits in 263
at-bats over 206 games, with 34 runs scored and 18 RBI’s while playing
all his defense in the outfield.
I personally always remember him as the guy pictured in the middle of
the Burt Hooten 1972 Chicago Cubs rookie card, probably the first rookie
card from that set I ever got years after it’s release.