Here’s a “missing” 1974 card for former player Jim Stewart, who was wrapping up a 10-year career with 61 games for the Houston Astros during the 1973 season:
Stewart batted .191 with 13 hits over 68 at-bats, all singles for the
light-hitting man-of-all-positions, as evidenced by his ability to play
the outfield and infield at every slot.
Never really a full-time player, the most action he ever saw in any one
season was his rookie year of 1964 with the Chicago Cubs when he played
in 132 games and batted .253 with 105 hits over 415 at-bats. This would
be the only time he collected triple-digit safeties over the course of
He did get a taste of the postseason in 1970 as a member of the National
League champion Cincinnati Reds, going hitless in four total at-bats
split evenly between the Championship and World Series.
All told, Stewart finished with a .237 career average based on his 336
hits in 1420 at-bats over 777 games with four organizations: Cubs,
Chicago White Sox, Reds and Astros.