On the blog today, a “not so missing” 1977 card for former first baseman Jerry Tabb, who made his Major League debut during the 1976 season with the Chicago Cubs:
Tabb appeared in 16 games, hitting a very nice .292 in that time with seven hits in 24 at-bats, all singles, while scoring two runs and walking three times.
The 1977 season saw him now playing for the Oakland A’s, as he would get into 51 games, hitting .222 with 32 hits in 144 at-bats, setting career-highs across the board since it was by far the most action in any of his three seasons in the Majors.
Tabb appeared in 12 games for Oakland in 1978, hitting .111 with a single hit over nine official at-bats, driving in a run, along with two walks.
It seems he never played pro ball again after the 1978 season, as I can’t even find any Minor League action for him later on.
All told the Oklahoma native played in 74 career games, hitting .226 with 40 hits, 10 runs scored and 20 runs batted in along with six homers and three doubles between 1976 and 1978.