Here’s a “not so missing” 1977 card for brief New York Mets outfielder Billy Baldwin, a player for whom I already created a 1976 “missing” card as a member of the Detroit Tigers a while back:
After a bit more than a “cup-of-coffee” with the Tigers during the 1975
season, where he appeared in 30 games in his first taste of the big
leagues, Baldwin found himself in Queens, NY as a member of the Mets,
where he’d get into a scant nine games, batting .273 with six hits over
Turns out those two seasons would be the only action he’d get to
experience in the Majors, closing out a brief career with a .231 batting
average with 27 hits in 117 at-bats with 10 extra base hits.
He’d hang on and play a couple more seasons in the minor leagues, for
both the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates, before playing in the Mexican
League in 1980 for Tabasco, before closing out an eight-year pro career.