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