1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #481T Rudy May
For a team destined to finish 10.5 games behind the first-place Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles were busy in 1976. All told, 10 players joined the team that year, including the Dude, Rudy May. May was part of a great acquisition for the O's—netting them an everyday catcher and rainout-entertainment extraordinaire in Rick Dempsey, a young Scott MacGregor, and reliever Tippy Martinez—even though the team sent Doyle Alexander, Ken Holtzman, three sacks of rice, and 20 head of cattle to New York to get it done.
I'm calling this Missing Card "part two" because Holtzman was traded twice in 1976: in April from the A's to the Orioles as part of the Reggie Jackson trade, and then at the June trade deadline to the Yankees. To see the front of "p... Read Post
1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #94T Jim Dwyer Jim Dwyer was a decent utility player, with his best seasons coming with the Baltimore Orioles in the early 1980s. He bounced around before and after his seasons with the O's, as... Read Post
1976 Topps Traded: The Missing Cards - #149T Tommy Davis Did you know? Tommy Davis played for 10 different teams in less than a 10-season span, despite spending 3 of those seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. But does that matter? Ha... Read Post