Monday, January 16, 2012

1977 bobby murcer

bobby murcer was traded to the cubs by the giants in february of 1977, resulting in one of the more dramatic o-pee-chee variations in the set. here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
it is worth noting that, between this card and the joe ferguson variation, all records of ferguson as a cardinal have been wiped out from the collective o-pee-chee consciousness.

as a cub, murcer had his last hurrah. in 1977, he played in 154 games, scored 90 times, hit 27 home runs and had 89 rbi, the last time he would reach those numbers. he also hit two home runs in a game twice for the cubs that year, both times against the pirates. partway through the 1979 season, the cubs sent murcer back to the yankees where he began his career as the guy who took over for mickey mantle.

voici à vous, 1977 bobby murcer!


  1. Not sure which OPC version is worse. Actually, I really liked both Topps versions.

  2. It seems like the Cubs did that a lot in the 70's-80's, signing aging sluggers that is.