Monday, February 8, 2010

1975 - more of the same, again

after just a handful of variations in 1974, o-pee-chee went back to producing a carbon copy of the topps set, all 660 cards.  the only difference, once again, was the french on the back and the brighter card stock.  here's don sutton's 1975 o-pee-chee front:
and his topps front:
the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
to accommodate the french and english, the cartoons were shrunk.  too bad here, as there is something strange going on with reagan's tongue, and it would have been nice to see it on the brighter stock.  o-pee-chee is sticking to the abbreviated copyright ('opc') - they wouldn't spell it out until 1978.

i figured i would show a more text-heavy card since i had one handy - it's mike marshall's record breaker.

first, the o-pee-chee front:
followed by the topps front:
o-pee-chee back:
topps back:
i wonder how it is determined which text to translate.  the title (baseball extra) is untouched, as is the date. 

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