Here is a card that wasn’t missing from the 1976 Topps set, but one that “Reader Jim” requested I redesign to show the player as a member of the team he suited up for in 1975, Tom Paciorek:
While Paciorek found himself as a member of the Atlanta Braves in 1976,
with Topps airbrushing him to show this change of scenery, we created a
card that shows him as a Los Angeles Dodgers player, the team he came up
with in 1970, and the team he appeared in 62 games for the previous
Paciorek batted .193 for the Dodgers that year, collecting 28 hits over
145 at-bats while playing the outfield as a spot starter and player off
After spending two-and-a-half years in Atlanta he moved on to the
Seattle Mariners, where he actually began getting full-time work and
found his stroke topping .300 a few times with a high of .326 in the
strike-shortened 1981 campaign.
He would go on the play 18 years in the Major Leagues, making it all the
way to 1987 with 27 appearances for the Texas Rangers before calling it
All told he’d end up with a very nice .282 batting average with 1162
hits in 4121 at-bats over 1392 games, with an All-Star game nod in 1981.