Here’s a “missing” 1972 card for New York Yankees outfielder Danny Walton, who actually split the 1971 season with the Bombers and the Milwaukee Brewers:
Walton appeared in a combined 35 games in ‘71, the last five with the
Yankees on his way to a .193 batting average with 16 hits in 83 at-bats.
It was a bit of a disappointment for a guy who played very well in 1970,
batting .257 with 17 home runs and 66 runs batted in over 117 games for
It would turn out to be his only somewhat full-time season in his
nine-year career that was spread out between 1968 and 1980, playing for
Always a “future star” while in the minor leagues, he put up some
monster numbers, hitting as many as 42 home runs (with Albuquerque in
1977) and batting as high as .332 (with Oklahoma City in 1969).
He would hit 238 homers in the minors, topping 20 six different years.