Thursday, December 1, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 HECTOR TORRES

Here’s a card for a guy who had a few “missing” cards throughout the decade, former infielder Hector Torres, today’s card being a 1978 “capper” of sorts:


Torres finished up a nine-year career spanning 1968-1977 with 91 games for the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .241 with 64 hits over 266 at-bats. Decent playing time for a guy left out of the 1978 set.
He should have also been included in the 1973 and 1977 sets considering his playing time the previous seasons, just about 200 plate appearances both times.
He’d end up with a .216 average over his career, with 375 hits in 1738 official at-bats in 622 games playing for five teams: Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, San Diego padres and Blue Jays.

1 comment:

  1. Great card! Agreed that he should have cards in those years and perhaps even for '74 but I'm sure his .091 batting average in '73 turned Topps off.

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