Saturday, April 24, 2010

1979 pete broberg

i have to believe that this 1979 pete broberg team and text variation just beat the o-pee-chee printing deadline seeing as how it wasn't until march 1 that he signed with the dodgers.  here is the 1979 o-pee-chee pete broberg card
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
unfortunately for pete, the dodgers released him barely a month later just before the start of the season, meaning he never really was a dodger.  or, he was a dodger the same way jose canseco was a dodger, or brian giles for that matter.  it turns out that the final appearance of broberg's major league career came with the a's on october 1, 1978.  he pitched 4.2 innings in relief against the brewers.  the final strikeout of his career came in the 8th inning, and the victim was hall of famer paul molitor.  not a bad way to end things.

voici à vous, 1979 pete broberg!

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