Thursday, May 18, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 TIM BLACKWELL

Here’s a “not really” missing 1977 card for veteran Major League catcher Tim Blackwell, he of the Village People mustache (later on) and 10-year career:


After his first two MLB seasons, with the Boston Red Sox as an occasional back-up to Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, Blackwell was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies, and only got into four games during the 1976 season.
He collected two hits over those contests, spread out over eight at-bats, and would find himself playing for the Montreal Expos the following year, before finding his groove with the Chicago Cubs in 1978, who he’d play for through the 1981 season.
After two more years with the Expos in 1982 and 1983, his MLB career would come to a close, batting .228 with 238 hits in 1044 at-bats in ten seasons, generally as a back-up/platoon catcher.

5 comments:

  1. Great card! Love those Phillies blue uniforms they had at that time.

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  2. The background here is great - reminiscent of the era.

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  3. Place this card next to the 1977 Johnny Oates and see how it fits right in.

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  4. Commemorative National League Centennial patch on his sleeve! Dig it!

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  5. This photo may have been from 1977 spring training. I've noticed a lot of teams wear their previous years duds in training camps.

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