Monday, June 11, 2012

Off the Grid in '68

After all these years, I know exactly which players do and don't have a card in the 1967 set. I'm a little less sure about the players in the 1968 set. In the course of my travels through these blogs and my card binders over the past few years, I have discovered players that had their own "full" card in 1967 and 1969, but not a 1968 card.

Recently, I compared the list of players in the '67, '68, '69, and '70 sets, and found all the rest who are missing a 1968 card. This post is a place for me to list those names (should Michael Eisner ever approach me about ideas for a 1968 update set!)

Cards in 1967 and 1969, but not 1968:
Jim Beauchamp - OF
Bo Belinsky - P
Bob Chance - 1B
Galen Cisco - P
Pat Corrales - C
Tom Egan - C
Gary Geiger - OF
Jesse Gonder - C
Jim Hannan - P
Chuck Harrison - 1B
Jim Hickman - OF
Jim Hicks - OF (appeared on the Cardinals Rookies card in '69)
John Kennedy - 3B
Fred Newman - P
Dave Nicholson - OF
Joe Nossek - OF
Johnny Podres - P (retired for 1968)
Dick Radatz - P
Tommie Reynolds - OF
George Thomas - OF

Cards in 1967 and 1970, but not '68 or '69:
Jack Baldschun - P
Tito Fuentes - 2B
Bill Heath - C
Marcelino Lopez - P
Jim Stewart - INF
Chris Zachary - P


Eric C. Loy said...

That doesn't even take into account some of the guys who got cards in '69 who hadn't been seen for even longer....Mel Nelson, Bobby Klaus....

Jim from Downingtown said...

Roland Sheldon

Eric C. Loy said...

Heh, and you just did Chuck Cottier too.

Jim from Downingtown said...


Cottier was one of the remaining handful of "final cards" to be posted on my 1969 blog. (Bobby Klaus & Bob Chance will be coming up soon, along with Bill Short, Ron Davis, and Mickey Mantle.)

I had Mel Nelson and Roland Sheldon on my '66 blog awhile back (check the labels).