Here’s yet another card for former player Juan Beniquez, who didn’t have a rookie card until 1973, though an argument could have been made for him to have cards in both 1972 and 1973 (which I created a while back). Here’s the 1972 card:
Beniquez appeared in 16 games for his first taste of the Major Leagues
in 1971, batting .298 for the Boston Red Sox with 17 hits in 57 at-bats
while playing shortstop.
Of course we all know that he would be moved to the outfield once he
made the big leagues for good in 1974, going on to a nice 17-year career
that would have him end up with a .274 batting average, with a high of
.336 in 1984 while with the California Angels.
He’s one of those players that seemed to have found his stroke later in
his career, topping .300 four straight season while in his mid-30’s