Monday, February 28, 2011

1977 phil garner

phil garner was traded from the a's to the pirates in march of 1977.  here's his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
this is one of my favorite o-pee-chee variations.  they really focus on the mustache, although the topps card also gives a decent view of it.  either way, what a glorious mustache! 

garner was coming off of an all star season when he was traded, and, as the o-pee-chee card notes, he even changed positions once he got to pittsburgh.  as an athletic, garner was not on the postseason roster in 1973 or 1974 so he missed out on their world series victories, but he was a big part of 'the family' in pittsburgh that won the championship in 1979.

voici à vous, 1977 phil garner!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that OPC card is terrific. I've always liked the Topps Garner card (which I must re-obtain by the way), but the OPC card blows it away!