Here’s a “missing” 1972 card for former catcher Dennis Paepke, who played parts of four seasons, all with the Kansas City Royals:
Paepke actually appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the 1970 Topps
set after playing in a dozen games during the inaugural 1969 season.
After being stuck in the minors for 1970, he made it to the big leagues
again in 1971 and played in 60 games for the Royals, collecting 31 hits
over 152 at-bats, good for a .204 average while splitting time behind
the plate and out in the outfield.
Sadly for him that would be the bu