TOPPS SETS APPEARED IN: 1976-1984, 1987-1989, 1991-1992. Surprisingly for a journeyman catcher, Quirk appeared in a decent number of Topps sets throughout his career.
TOPPS SETS MISSING FROM: 1985, 1986, 1990, and 1993. In '84, Jamie only played in 4 games, so it's pretty easy to see why he was left off of the '85 set. In 1985, he played in 19, so again they decided to leave him out of the set. In 1989 he got into 47 games so he was again left off of the set due to lack of playing time. 1992 was the only year that leaves me kind of baffled. He played in 78 games for the A's, yet still didn't receive a '93 Topps card, even though he got one in '92 and played in 2 fewer games in 1991. I guess Topps just didn't want to give a catcher who was at the very end of the line a card in the next years' set in favor of giving some rookie a card in the base set.
WHY I MADE THIS CARD: Quirk seemed like a nice guy from some of the stories I've read about him in various baseball books/sources, he was nice enough to sign his 1992 Topps card for me in a 1996 Spring Training game, and he needed a nice sunset card as the only major brand to give him one in 1993 was Fleer.
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