Thursday, January 14, 2021

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 ART JAMES

Another fun card to add to the "WTHBALLS" checklist, a "not so missing" 1976 card for 11-game Major League outfielder Art James, who got to play for his hometown Detroit Tigers during the Summer of 1975:


James made his Big League debut in April while playing what turned out to be his last game in August, collecting nine hits in 40 at-bats which comes to a .225 batting average, also scoring two runs while driving in one.

After that taste of the Majors he'd toil in the Minors for a few more seasons before taking his talents South of the border, playing in the Mexican League between 1980 and 1982, finally retiring from pro ball at the age of 29.


 

6 comments:

  1. What a crystal clear photo for a card from the '76 set. It would undoubtedly be graded GEM MT 10 if it was perfectly centered -- and real, of course.

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  2. Great card a la Bill Freehan and Micky Stanley style for this year of Topps Tigers. Is anyone else here getting aggravated with the spam messages appearing daily? Tempted to get the spell caster to stop it.....

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    1. Yes! Why doesn't the blog owner delete them. Timely cleanup discourages the spammers, and they soon move on to someone else's blog.

      I used to read this blog every day, but with all the noise to sift through, I only stop by every few weeks now.

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    2. Agreed, had my fill of Dr. Emu

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  3. Very Sharp looking card. Love that '76 set. Good job on paying tribute to this 11 game vet.

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  4. I keep expecting to see Art James the old-time game show host.

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