Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1977 ray fosse

o-pee-chee took the liberty of moving and stacking ray fosse's facsimilie autograph on his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
they also cropped the photo ever so slightly (his entire left cleat is visible in the o-pee-chee version). i really wish they would have been more dramatic with their cropping. anyway, fosse had returned to the indians after a three year sabbatical in oakland (where he won two world series rings) just in time to wear the full red uniforms. he hit over .300 in 1976, but was traded by the tribe to the mariners late in 1977. after the season, fosse signed with the brewers, so we are sol as far as ray fosse mariners cards go. unless you check out 1977 topps baseball cards updated, that is.

voici à vous, 1977 ray fosse!


  1. Looks like a text variation on the back, as part of the English text is left off. Doesn't mention second game or 3-for-4.

  2. i hadn't noticed that - thanks. i don't think this is the first instance,but i have not been tracking this type of variation.