1976 SSPC: Collucio, McClure, Tolan

Three more 1976 SSPC cards submitted for your approval…

Bob Collucio graduated from high school in Centralia, WA, so he may have been excited to have been drafted by the new hometown Seattle Pilots.  Little did he know that the following spring the Pilots would move to Milwaukee and become the Brewers. He played a couple of years for the Brewers before being traded to the White Sox in 1975. He would also put in some time with the Cardinals. He was traded to the Mets late in 1978 before deciding to retire. Thanks, dude.
1976 SSPC #150 Bob Coluccio
Bob is a realtor in Orange County, CA and uses this card on his realty website.

In 1976… Bob spent the entire season with the White Sox’ AAA team in Iowa.

Bob McClure is probably better known these days as a pitching coach than he was as a player. He’s currently the coach for the Phillies.
1976 SSPC #182 Bob McClure

He spent much of his 19-year career with the Brewers, but he also pitched for the Angels, Expos, Cardinals, Mets and Marlins.

This could be considered his rookie card, depending on whether or not you view 1976 SSPC as a legitimate set. He’s also in 1976 Topps, but he shares that card with Ron Guidry, Pat Zachry and Rob Dressler.

In his rookie season of 1975, he pitched 15.1 innings without giving up an earned run. He also had 15 K’s, a win and a save.

In 1976… He didn’t pitch quite as well as he did in ’75.  He made 8 relief appearances totaling up to 4 innings;  this would be his last season with the Royals as the following March he would be the “Player Named Later” in a deal with the Brewers.

Bobby Tolan played 13 seasons in the Majors and lead the NL in stolen bases in 1970.  He played in four different World Series;  with the Cardinals in 1967 and 1968 and with the Reds in 1970 and 1972.  He scored 3 runs in game 2 of the 1970 NLCS (earning him an extra card in 1971 Topps).
1976 SSPC #132 Bobby Tolan

In 1976, Tolan was released by the Padres just before Spring Training.  He’d sign with the Phillies where he’d spend the whole year and play in the NLCS against the Reds.  The Reds would sweep the Phillies and Yankees en route to a World Championship.

I’m pretty sure the Collucio card is Shea;  the other two I’m certain it’s Shea.
Shea: 61
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 9
Can’t tell: 15
Not Shea: 7

1970’s Census: Keeping track of all the instances of 1970’s trends…
These three guys are all very 1970’s.  Two sets of 1970’s sideburns, 3 mustaches, two guys with long hair, and Bobby Tolan is rockin’ the aviators.

Total Cards: 91
1970’s Sideburns: 49
Fu Manchu: 4
Mustache other than Fu Manchu: 30
Afro: 1
Perm: 2
Aviators: 7
Long Hair: 21


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