Monday, January 30, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING- 1979 BUTCH ALBERTS

Here’s a “barely” missing card for former Toronto Blue Jays Designated Hitter Butch Alberts:


Funny enough he DID actually appear on a Topps card, though NOT as himself.
In the 1980 set, he is incorrectly shown as Butch Edge, a pitcher in the Blue Jays’ system, one the multi-player card for the team at the end of the set.
The sum total of Alberts’ Major League career was six games during the 1978 season, going 5-for-18 for a decent .278 batting average with a double and run scored at the age of 28.
He started his pro career in 1972 playing in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league chain before moving on to the California Angels organization through the 1977 season.
After his brief taste of MLB action he’d stick around until 1980 playing for Triple-A teams in Cincinnati reds and Atlanta Braves systems before leaving the game for good at the age of 30, finishing with a nice .296 batting average in nine MiLB seasons.

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