Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for long time infielder Larry Milbourne, who was left out of the set after having his rookie card in the 1975 version:
Milbourne actually had MORE plate appearances in 1975 than 1974, yet
didn’t get the card the second time around for some strange reason.
During the 1975 season Milbourne appeared in 73 games for the Houston
Astros, batting .245 with 32 hits over 151 at-bats while playing both
second base and shortstop.
Oddly he would even be omitted from the 1977 set even though he amassed
over 160 plate appearances, much more than a bunch of the guys included
He would stick around the Major Leagues for eleven-years, finishing up
with the Seattle Mariners in 1984, batting .254 with 623 hits in 2448
at-bats over 989 lifetime games.
He was a solid player for the New York Yankees in 1981 when they took
home the American League championship before losing to the Los Angeles
Dodgers in the World Series, batting a cool .313 while playing the
He contributed even more during the post season, batting a combined .327
(including a scorching .462) in the ALCS, with 17 hits and 10 runs
scored over 14 total games.