Friday, January 21, 2022


Up on the blog today, we have a "not so missing" 1979 card for former utility player Dane Iorg, who didn't get his actual Topps RC card until 1980 even though he appeared in Big Leagues games as far back as 1977:

Iorg originally made his MLB debut in 1977, splitting the year between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, combining for 42 games and hitting .242 with 15 hits over 62 at-bats.
In 1978 he played in 35 games for St. Louis, hitting a decent .271 with 23 hits in 85 at-bats, putting in time in the corner outfield positions.
He would play 10 seasons in the Major Leagues, never a full-time player with only two seasons topping 100+ games (105 in 1980 and 102 in 1982).
However he would be a member of two championship teams, the 1982 Cardinals and 1985 Kansas City Royals.
His Postseason performance is incredible, playing in 13 games over the course of his career and hitting a stunning .522 with 12 hits in 23 at-bats!
In the 1982 Wolrd Series against the Milwaukee Brewers he was on fire, hitting .529 with nine hits over 17 at-bats, with four doubles and a triple in just five games!
Clutch doesn't even begin to describe that!
He'd finish his career with 90 games for the San Diego padres in 1986, ending up with a career .276 batting average, collecting 455 hits over 1647 at-bats in 743 games.


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