Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1977 george scott

this is one of my top 5 favorite o-pee-chee cards - it's pretty badass.  it's the 1977 george scott card.
here's the topps front:
see how awesome it is?  same photo, but completely different.  i think it's the reflected part of the 'b' that gets me.  the airbrusher paid some real attention to detail on the o-pee-chee card.  since it's the same photo, i don't consider it a photo variation.  it is, however, a team variation and an autograph placement variation (the first i've featured).  notice how on the topps card the autograph is completely on scott's left side.  i think this may have been limited to 1977, but i'll have to keep an eye on 1980 and 1982.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
same cartoon, but it's worded a bit differently.  scott rejoined the red sox, along with bernie carbo, in the deal that sent cecil cooper to the brew crew.  he had a great 1977 season for the sox, but faltered quite a bit in 1978 and was shipped to the royals during the 1979 season.  he finished that season, and his career, with the yankees.

check out night owl's recent post on boomer, the newest member of his 'badass' club.  well deserved, i might add.

voici à vous, 1977 george scott!

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