Here’s a “not so missing” 1978 card for former catcher John Tamargo, who started off his five-year Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals, including four games during the 1977 season after breaking in with 10 in 1976:
Tamargo went 0-for-4 at the plate for St. Louis over those four games in
1977, while collecting three hits over 10 at-bats in his first taste of
the Big Leagues in 1976.
In 1978 he’d end up splitting the season between St. Louis and the San
Francisco Giants, batting .224 over 42 games, with 22 hits in 98
The following year he’d end up splitting between the Giants and Montreal
Expos, hitting .247, before playing out what would be his last as an
active player in 1980 with the Expos, hitting .275 over 37 games, with
13 runs batted in, both career highs.
Overall for his major League tenure, Tamargo ended up hitting .242 with
59 hits in 244 at-bats, scoring 19 runs while driving in 33 over 135