Here’s a “missing” 1975 card for former utility player and pinch-runner Matt Alexander, who came up with the Chicago Cubs before moving on to the Oakland A’s:
Alexander appeared in 45 games for the Cubs during the 1974 season,
hitting .204 with 11 hits over 54 runs batted in, along with 12 walks
and 15 runs scored, oddly high numbers for only 74 plate appearances.
From there he moved on to the Oakland team and was one of their “legs
off the bench” along with Herb Washington and Larry Lintz, with 63
stolen bases between 1975 and 1977 with only 88 plate appearances over
By the time he retired after the 1981 season after four years with the
Pittsburgh Pirates, he scored 111 runs with only 195 plate appearances,
along with 103 stolen bases and a .214 career average, with 36 hits in
168 official at-bats.