Friday, July 19, 2019

MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 GARY GEIGER

Today on the blog we have a “missing” 1970 card for former outfielder Gary Geiger, who played in over half the 1969 season yet was left out of the Topps set the following year:


Geiger hit .224 with 28 hits over 125 at-bats in those 93 games with the Houston Astros after spending all of 1968 in the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League system.
He’d end up only appearing in five games during the 1970 season, which would be the last of his Major League career before spending al of 1971 in the Minors, again with the Cardinals’ organization.
Originally up with the Cleveland Indians in 1958, he then spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1965, even playing full-time for a few of those seasons.
All told, Geiger played for 12 Big League seasons, hitting .246 with 633 hits in 2569 at-bats over 954 games, with 388 runs scored and 283 runs batted in.

2 comments:

  1. Nice card, much better than his airbrushed card from '69; a card he got although he did not play in the majors in '68. Then he plays the whole '69 season with the Astros, remains on the roster going into '70 and does not get a card, not even a late series, weird. Any chance at a career capper for '71?

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  2. A career capper for '71 would be good, but I would rather see a 68 card to fill in the gap for his year to year card run ('58-'70). He could be pictured in a Cardinals' uniform.

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