Here’s a “not so missing” 1976 card for former pitcher Odell Jones, who originally came up for a brief cup-of-coffee with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1975:
Jones, who would go on to play nine years in the Major Leagues between
1975 and 1988, appeared in only two games for the Pirates in his debut,
pitching three innings and not allowing a run with only one hit.
After spending the 1976 season in the minor leagues, he came back in
1977 and appeared in 34 games for Pittsburgh, going 3-7 with a 5.08
earned run average in 108 innings of work.
He’d end up generally a man out of the bullpen for the rest of his
career, with an occasional spot start here and there, compiling a 24-35
record, including a spotless 5-0 career-capping season in 1988 with the
Milwaukee Brewers, before hanging them up.