Here’s a “not so missing” 1974 card for former outfielder Doug Howard of the California Angels, who appeared in eight games in 1973 after having his first taste of the big leagues the previous season:
Howard went 2-21 at the plate in 1973, which translates to an .095 average along with a run batted in and walk.
He’d play parts of five seasons in the Majors, coming up with California
and also playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians.
All told he end up playing in 97 games in the big leagues, batting .212
with 46 hits in 217 at-bats over 97 games, with five doubles, a triple
and a home run.
In 1977 he appears on an OPC card as a Toronto Blue Jay, having been
traded in December of 1976. However he was released prior to the Jays