Here’s a “missing” 1979 card for former infielder Steve Staggs, who played parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues:
Staggs appeared in 47 games for Oakland since coming over from Toronto before the 1978 season.
In those games he hit .244 while filling in in the infield, with 19 hits spread out over 78 at-bats.
The previous season he got his first taste of the Majors when he came up
with the Blue Jays and appeared in 72 games, hitting .258 with 75 hits
in 291 at-bats.
For that action he got his one and only Topps card in the 1978 set.
But sadly for him those two seasons would be it, and he’d find himself
in the Montreal Expos minor league system in 1979 before leaving the
game for good as a player.
All told he hit .255 for his short career, with 94 hits in 369 at-bats over 119 games.