Here’s a “missing” 1977 card for former pitcher Clay Kirby, who closed out a decent 8-year career in 1976 with a handful of games for the Montreal Expos:
Kirby appeared in 22 games for Montreal, finishing up with a 1-8 record with a 5.72 earned run average over 78.2 innings.
Those would be the last Major League games for him, after five seasons
with the San Diego Padres and two with the Cincinnati Reds between 1969
He can probably be considered the first pitching ace of the San Diego
Padres organization, putting up some solid seasons for terrible teams
from the team’s inception through their fifth year in existence.
1971 would easily be his best season, when he posted a 15-13 record with
a 2.83 ERA, 13 complete games, a couple of shutouts and 231 strikeouts.
On a good team this guy easily would have posted 20+ wins that season,
but as it was his final career stats suffered, ending up with a 75-104
record with a 3.84 ERA, eight shutouts and 1061 strikeouts over 261
games and 1548 innings pitched.