Monday, March 26, 2012

1977 ted simmons

it looks like o-pee-chee was up to their typical tricks again in 1977, this time adjusting ted simmons' photo ever so slightly, and moving his facsimile autograph around.  here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
it looks like the photo just got moved up in the window slightly as there is more of simmons' back pocket showing on the o-pee-chee version with less head room.

now the o-pee-chee back:
a babe ruth comic!

and the topps back:
simmons caught in 143 games in 1977, down slightly from his career high of 154 in 1975.  he did set a career high with his .318 batting average which he posted along with 21 homers and 95 rbi.  he was named to the all-star team for the fourth time (he went 0 for 3 in the game) and finished 9th in the 1977 national league mvp voting.

voici à vous, 1977 ted simmons!

1 comment:

  1. Jimmie Reese continued coaching well into the early 90's!