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Old 11-15-2017, 06:34 AM
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I was wondering if we might compile a list of players that had a baseball card in any Major League set that never played even one game in the majors. I know that the 1953 and 1955 Topps sets might have some but I don't know of any off hand. Does anyone know of any?
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I have seen articles on players who played a fair amount and never had a card, and on players who appeared on cards with teams they never played on, but not on this. I seem to recall there are some in the Topps 52 set when Topps was scrambling to find anyone not exclusively signed to Bowman to put on their cards.

There are a bunch of those umpires in the 55 Bowman set when they were on the way out and looking for anyone to fill out their last set

Good topic

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I would bet with modern sets trying to put as many baseball draft picks and pre-rookies, there are probably quite a few out there who never made the majors.
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My favorite is Jack Parks, he had a 1955 Topps base card AND a 1955 Topps Double-Header card but never appeared in a major league game.
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My favorite is Jack Parks, he had a 1955 Topps base card AND a 1955 Topps Double-Header card but never appeared in a major league game.




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Angel Scull in the 54 Topps Set comes to mind. Many players in the 2/3 or more rookie cards never played in the majors

My personal favorite is the 1964 Topps Archie Skeen (#423 or so IIRC) card with this biographical nugget: Archie has retired to become a school teacher. Thus ended the Archie Skeen investment club

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This website

http://www.jaytysver.com/bb-cards.html?

has a list a players who played in the major leagues and a separate list with players with cards. If you compare these in a database program you will get some information.

I this was updated in 2015

I think the author is board member.

This file is a work of art
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My personal favorite is the 1964 Topps Archie Skeen (#423 or so IIRC) card with this biographical nugget: Archie has retired to become a school teacher. Thus ended the Archie Skeen investment club

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Chris Haas has a 1996 Topps rookie card with Scott Rolen. He was drafted by the Cardinals but never played. I mention him because he lives about 10 or 15 minutes from me. I work for the electric company and I had to replace his electric meter back a couple of months ago. He wasn't home, but I talked to his wife. She thought it was really cool that I had his baseball card.
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My alltime favorite:



That's the Angels bat-boy Leonard Garcia...
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