Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 JIM DRISCOLL

I’m stretching it a bit here, but today I give you a “missing” 1971 Jim Driscoll card, though he barely played enough to be considered missing by any standard:


Driscoll made his Major League debut in 1970, playing in 21 games with the Oakland A’s at second and short while batting .192 over 52 at-bats with 10 hits.
But he wouldn’t get another taste at the big leagues again until the 1972 season, now with the Texas Rangers, getting into 15 games and going hitless in 18 at-bats.
That would be it for him, and he would wrap up his brief career with a .143 batting average with 10 hits in 70 at-bats, with a home run thrown in, over those 36 games.

7 comments:

  1. Nice card, dig those old A's vested uniforms with those white shoes. In fairness to Topps, Driscoll was on a rookie card with Angel Mangual that year.

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    1. Yeah, I knew I was stretching it a bit. Just a nice photo to use on a dedicated card. I too love those A's uniforms. Make for great cards!

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    2. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's a great (full length) card!

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  2. Keep stretching it, This is what makes this site unique...!

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    1. Agree - that is what makes this the best baseball card blog out there!! - Thank you

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  3. good one! With the dugout and crowd in the background it could pass as an actual '71 card.

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  4. Great Card. Perfect for 1971 Topps. With the dinged corners and 70-30 Off Center, I had to run to my 71 topps set to see if this card came right out of my binder. :)

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