Here’s a 1973 “missing” card for a guy who was missing a few of them during the 1970’s, former infielder Hector Torres:
Torres really could have gotten a card every year but 1975 (after
missing out on MLB play the previous year), but only had cards in the
1970-72 & 1976 sets.
I already created a 1978 “missing” card for him on this blog a while
back, and this 1973 will hopefully be joined by a 1974 & 1977 in the
During the 1972 season Torres played in 83 games for the Montreal Expos,
batting .155 with 28 hits over 181 at-bats and 199 plate appearances.
Sure the dismal hitting didn’t help, but I can easily name a handful of players who played a ton less and got cards in the set.
Generally a part-timer off the bench, Torres put in nine years in the Major Leagues, batting .216 with 375 hits in 1738 at-bats over 622 games between 1968 and 1977.