Here was a really fun card to add to my 1977 collection, a “not so missing” edition for one-game Major League pitcher Al Autry of the Atlanta Braves:
Autry got his spot in the Big League sun on September 14th of 1976,
starting and throwing five innings, striking out three while giving up
three runs for an ERA of 5.40.
It was good enough for the win! So he earned a victory in his MLB debut,
which sadly for him turned out to be the sum total of his Big League
He would end up spending all of 1977 in the Minor Leagues for the
Atlanta organization, before moving on to the St. Louis Cardinals system
in 1978, where he was used mainly out of the bullpen.
He would call it a career after that, spending 10 years in pro ball
between 1969 and 1978, including that one solitary game in the Fall of
1976, walking away with a win.