Friday, December 30, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 JOE GILBERT

Here’s a second “missing” card for former Montreal Expos pitcher Joe Gilbert, which would have represented BOTH cards of his short two-year career:


Gilbert, for whom I created a 1974 card a while back, could have also had a card in the 1973 set based on his 22 appearances in 1972, though his 0-1 record with an eye-popping 8.45 earned run average surely had Topps thinking he wouldn’t be making a return appearance!
Nevertheless, Gilbert finished his two-year stint in the Majors with a 2-5 record over 68 appearances, all out of the bullpen, with a 6.82 ERA with a couple of saves thrown in over 98 innings pitched.

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