TCMA produced two distinct styles of minor leaguers in 1979. This is the "black-and-white" version, which looks cheaper (and clearly costs less) than full-color cards from the same year.
|1979 TCMA Charleston Charlies #5, Gary Woods|
I suspect that TCMA offered both options to minor league teams (black-and-white for $, color for $$) and the team decided which one was worth their advertising dollars.
Speaking of advertising, #5 Richard Barnes lost his personal info and stats to a spot for Shakey's Pizza Parlors. For the record, he was born in Palm Beach, FL, on July 21, 1959 and started pitching rookie league ball at only 17 (minor league stats). He debuted in the majors for Chicago in 1982 and won his only MLB game for Cleveland on September 10, 1983 (box score).
Value: Most minor league singles cost a few dollars.
Fakes / reprints: Haven't seen any in the marketplace.