Today I post up a “not so missing” 1971 card for former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dick Colpaert, who appeared in the only Major League action he’d see in his career during the 1970 season:
Colpaert came into eight games during 1970, all out of the bullpen, and
proceeded to post a 1-0 record with a 5.91 earned run average over 10.2
He spent eight years toiling in the Minors before that sole taste of the
big leagues, pitching for the Baltimore Orioles Appleton D-Level team
in 1962 as an 18-year-old before moving over the the Pittsburgh
organization in 1963, where he’d stay through the 1972 season.
He’d stick around until 1974, playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox, getting
into a dozen games before calling it a career, getting that one taste
of the big time in 1970, leading to this card.