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One card players
10-07-2012, 06:23 AM
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One card players
I suppose this question has been asked before, but there is one thing I'd like to know. How many players only had one card issued for them? Is there a resource for this? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Bill
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10-08-2012, 02:25 PM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2012 02:36 PM by coimbre 21.)
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RE: One card players
Great question.

I would imagine that would be a very difficult list to generate dating back to Cabinet and Tobacco cards and across the multitude of manufacturers.

If limited to Topps only, there may be a resource out there and may be a doable project.
Even in the Topps years alone, there are regional issues or O Pee Chees to contend with. As an example, there was a Puerto Rican pitcher named Miguel Fuentes who was killed as his first and only Topps card in 1970 was being produced. However, there is a 1970 O Pee Chee version of his card as well.

If there is a list, I would love to see it myself.

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10-09-2012, 08:52 AM (This post was last modified: 10-09-2012 08:52 AM by scottzoe.)
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RE: One card players
Prior to the big boom in manufacturing in the 80's, Dr. Beckett, along with Dennis Eckes put out The Sport Americana Alphabetical Baseball Card Checklist. It listed all players who appeared on a card in alphabetical order with all their cards. I imagine there is not a player in the last 30 years who has only 1 card. I just looked on Amazon and there are copies available for $6-7. hope this helps.
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10-09-2012, 12:39 PM
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RE: One card players
(10-09-2012 08:52 AM)scottzoe Wrote:  Prior to the big boom in manufacturing in the 80's, Dr. Beckett, along with Dennis Eckes put out The Sport Americana Alphabetical Baseball Card Checklist. It listed all players who appeared on a card in alphabetical order with all their cards. I imagine there is not a player in the last 30 years who has only 1 card. I just looked on Amazon and there are copies available for $6-7. hope this helps.
Scott

Thanks for the info on the book. I may have to pick up a copy. I can't imagine a one card player in the last 30 years either. When I asked the original question, I kinda had 50's and 60's Topps cards in mind.
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