Today we begin what will be the MAIN topic of 2017, the “Not Quite” missing players of the decade!
These are guys that reached the Major Leagues but certainly did not merit a Topps card based on their playing time.
But since these images are out there, why not try to put together a
COMPLETE representation of the game during the wildest decade?!
The very first player in this thread is a 1972 card for Dave McDonald,
who originally made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 1969, but
didn’t see any action again until the 1971 season, this time as a
member of the Montreal Expos:
During the 1971 season McDonald appeared in 24 games, batting .103 with
four hits over 39 official at-bats with a couple of doubles and a home
It would turn out to be the last action he’d see on the Major League
level, closing out a brief two-year career that saw him collect nine
hits over 62 at-bats, good for a .145 average in 70 games.