Let’s go and give former Boston Red Sox pitcher Don Newhauser a “missing” 1973 card shall we?:
This would have been his rookie card had Topps saw it fit to place him
into the set after appearing in 31 games for the Red Sox, ending up with
a 4-2 record and a very nice 2.43 earned run average over 37 innings of
Oddly enough, he would get his rookie card the following year in the
1974 set after appearing in only NINE games and 12 innings during the
Sadly for Newhauser he’d only see even less work in 1974, appearing in
only two games for Boston, getting hit hard in 3.2 innings, those being
the last innings he’d pitch in his Major League career.
All told he would end up with a 4-3 record with a 2.39 ERA over 42
lifetime appearances and 52.2 innings pitched on the big league level.