Monday, March 12, 2012

1977 tom veryzer

first, a shout out to dan meyer, whose 1977 post didn't get published last thursday like it was supposed to.  but, since i am obsessive about order, i published it in its original time slot.  you can go back and read it if you like, and if not, this one is not too different, although it lacks a reference to a certain movie starring levar burton as ron leflore.

o-pee-chee gave tom veryzer's facsimilie autograph a slight adjustment on his 1977 o-pee-chee card, seen here:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
after a down year in 1976, veryzer played in 125 games during the 1977 campaign.  unfortunately, he hit only .197 and found himself expendable.  he was traded to the indians after the season ended (and received a nice o-pee-chee variation as a result), opening the door for a rookie named alan trammell to take over at short for the tigers.

voici à vous, 1977 tom veryzer!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a slight picture crop difference too.

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  2. I think you are correct Eric. Thanks.

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