Saturday, January 28, 2012

1977 bill campbell

bill campbell went from the twins to the red sox after the 1976 season, and, not satisfied with topps' bad airbrush job (which left campbell in baby blues), o-pee-chee created one of their own for their 1977 set.  here it is:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
at least topps and o-pee-chee both had the sense to leave campbell in his twins gear for the league leader card.  yes, campbell had been the 'fireman of the year' for the american league in 1976 while a member of the minnesota twins as a result of his league leading 78 relief appearances, 17 relief wins, and 20 saves.  after signing a free agent deal with the bosox in the offseason, cambpell repeated as the american league's leading reliever in 1977, leading the league with 31 saves.

voici à vous, 1977 bill campbell!

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