Here’s a “missing” card for a guy who had a FEW missing spots during the decade, long-time Major League pitcher Juan Pizarro, who finished up the 1973 season with the Houston Astros:
Pizarro appeared in 17 games split between the Chicago Cubs and Astros,
going 2-3 with a bloated 7.24 earned run average over 27.1 innings, all
but one out of the bullpen.
He’d go on to appear in seven more games in his career, as a Pittsburgh
Pirate in 1974, thus closing out a very respectable 18-year stint in the
big leagues, finishing up with a 131-105 record along with a 3.43 ERA
in 488 appearances, 245 of them starts.
His best seasons were back-to-back for the Chicago White Sox in 1963/64
when he won 16 and 19 games with ERA’s of 2.39 and 2.56 respectively,
giving him his only two all-star berths.
Previously, I have also created missing 1970 and 1973 cards for him, and
if I can find a decent enough image of him with the Pirates from 1974,
I’ll whip up a “not really missing” ’74 edition as well.