Friday, February 26, 2010

1977 ken griffey

the 1977 o-pee-chee set is the top dog as far as variations go, by sheer numbers and by variety of variations.  here's ken griffey's o-pee-chee card from that year.
it's not a team variation or a text variation as griffey would remain a member of the big red machine for 4 more years.  and, although he was on the allstar team in 1976, he didn't start, so it's not an award variation.  so, it must be a photo variation.

here's the topps front:
yup.  and o-pee-chee's photo kicks topps' all around the ballpark.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
glad to see o-pee-chee didn't have to shrink the cartoon!

voici à vous, 1977 ken griffey!


  1. Au contraire, mon fraire: I prefer the Topps Griffey. Smiling Griffey in the shadows with a bat is more interesting than standing/staring Griffey.

  2. Why the different photo? I saw they did the same with Del Unser that year.