Sunday, May 26, 2019

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 TIM BLACKWELL

Time for yet another “missing” card for a guy who I have already created a couple of others over the years, former catcher Tim Blackwell, who started off his Major League career with the Boston Red Sox in 1974 but didn’t get a spot in Topps 1975 set:


Blackwell appeared in 44 games for the Red Sox in 1974, hitting .246 over 122 at-bats, collecting the first 30 hits of what turned out to be a 10-year career.
Never really a full-time player, the bulk of his MLB tenure was with the Chicago Cubs between 1978 and 1981, where he had his best year, in 1980 when he played in 103 games, hitting .272 with 87 hits and setting personal bests in pretty much every category because of the extra playing time.
After a couple of years with the Montreal Expos in 1982 and 1983, he retired, finishing up with a career .228 average, with 238 hits in 1044 at-bats in 426 games.

6 comments:

  1. It is a nice card...and it is a legit 1974 photo because the Red Sox still used the dark hats that season. Blackwell should have been included in this set as well as the 1976 set, can't figure why he was left out.

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  2. He was just starting to grow his sweet pushbroom mustache in ‘74. Nice card.

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  3. yeah the 'stache wasn't quite up to soup strainer status just yet 😬

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  4. He had a doozy of a stache when he was with the Cubs

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