Thursday, June 29, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 GARY BEARE

Today’s “missing” card is a 1977 Gary Beare, former pitcher of the Milwaukee Brewers, who made his MLB debut during the 1976 season:


Beare appeared in six games for the Brewers, five of them starts, as he went on to post a 2-3 record with a nice 3.29 earned run average over 41 innings.
Those five decisions are basically why I considered him “missing” and not “barely missing”.
He’d pitch the following season, going 3-3 with a bloated 6.44 E.R.A., with six starts among his 17 appearances.
He’d even appear in the 1978 Topps set for his efforts.
But that would be it for his MLB action, finishing his two year career with a 5-6 record over 23 games, with a 5.15 E.R.A. in 99.2 innings of work.

6 comments:

  1. I always regarded his '78 card as "mysterious", as were some other cards that year like Sam Hinds and Jeff Byrd. Your '77 version fits in very well with the Brewers card of that year, well done!

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    1. '78 had a number of those mysterious "one-and-done" guys like you mention - guys like Jerry Tabb, Steve Staggs, Pat Rockett, Randy Elliott, Jose Baez, Bob Gorinski and George Zeber - guys who only appeared that one year, and never again, not even on one of those multi-player rookie cards. Love that set - it was the first one I collected.

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    2. That's a great observation. I'm guessing expansion had plenty to do with that.

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  2. How do you get the autograph? Some of those players are extremely obscure. Kudos to you for going the extra mile for authenticity's sake!

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    1. I tell you, finding auto's are EASIER to find than some images for these guys! So many auto collectors out there. Crazy.

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