Here’s what would be a “missing” rookie card for Gold Glove winning first baseman Mike Squires, who would spend his entire 10-year career with the Chicago White Sox:
Squires came up to the Major Leagues in 1975, appearing in 20 games for the Pale Hose, batting .231 over 65 at-bats.
After a season in the Minors in ‘76, he was in the Big Leagues to say in
1977, generally a guy off the bench, specifically as a defensive
replacement, leading to a Gold Glove Award in the strike-shortened 1981
By the time he was out of the Majors after a couple of games in 1985, he
left behind a .260 batting average with 411 hits over 1580 at-bats in
779 games, with a career .995 fielding percentage.
Nevertheless, as it stands Squires first card would be in that horrible
black-and-white multi-player rookie sub-set in the 1979 set.
On a side-note, never realized that in the 1976 Topps set, there isn’t a
first baseman among all the White Sox players. I had to get creative
to whip up a first baseman template for this card.