Here is a “missing” 1978 card that’s a last hurrah for former Oakland A’s player Rich McKinney, who came back to the Majors after missing a year:
McKinney was back in the big leagues in 1977, appearing in 86 games for
the A’s, hitting .177 with 35 hits over 198 at-bats, which sadly didn’t
translate into any more Major League action, closing out his seven-year
Up with the Chicago White Sox in 1970, he went on to play for the New
York Yankees in 1972, then Oakland the final four years of his career,
although he only played in 13 games in 1974 and 1975 combined before
spending 1976 in the Minors, putting up some good numbers.
When it was all said and done, McKinney finished with a .225 batting
average, with 199 hits in 886 at-bats over 341 games, with 20 homers and
exactly 100 runs batted in and 79 runs scored.