Here’s a guy who had a FEW “missing” cards during his long career, pitcher Juan Pizarro.
Today I tackle the “missing” 1973 edition:
I recently posted my 1970 creation for Pizarro about a week ago, and
have him slated for both a 1974 AND a 1975 card (if I can only find a
photo of him with his final stint with the Astros and Pirates!).
Pizarro appeared in 16 games for the Cubs in 1972, mainly as a guy out
of the bullpen, and posted a 4-5 record with a 3.94 earned run average
in 59.1 innings.
He’d go on to pitch 18-years in the Major Leagues, finishing with a 131
and 105 record with a nice 3.43 ERA and 17 shutouts, along with 28 saves
over 488 games.
His peak years were with the Chicago White Sox between 1961 and 1964,
being named to two all-star teams an having two years with a sub-3.00
ERA and a 19-win season in 1964.