Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Here’s a “missing” 1971 card for a pitcher who appeared in 49 games during the 1970 season, split between the California Angels and San Diego Padres, Paul Doyle:

After starting the season in with the Angels and posting a 3-1 record over 40 appearances with five saves, Doyle moved on to the Padres where he would get into another nine games and collect an additional two saves, finishing the year with a 3-3 record, seven saves and a 5.33 earned run average over those aforementioned 49 appearances.
Surely this warranted a card in the ’71 set don’t you think?
He would only appear in another two games in the bog leagues, as an Angel again in 1972, before closing out his short three-year career, finishing with a 5-3 record with a 3.79 ERA in 87 games and 90.1 innings with 11 saves.


  1. Nice card, amazing that you found a picture of him with the Padres even though he only pitched in 9 games for them. Another mystery, how did he not have a card in 1971, but had a card in 1972? Doyle did not pitch in the majors at all in 1971 but received a late series card in 1972 as an Angel. It's weird card too since he is in an Angels uniform (presumably from early in 1970) but his Angels cap was airbrushed. With all of that, he only pitched in two games in 1972.

  2. Chris T. The wonder of 1970's Baseball cards... When I saw this card I was thinking the same thing you were!



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