Wednesday, May 16, 2012

1977 carlton fisk

like trying to improve upon the mona lisa, o-pee-chee moved the facsimile autograph and cropped the photo in a slightly different way than topps on carlton fisk's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
pudge was a stud in 1977.  he appeared in 152 games (catching in 151 of them), tied his then-career high of 26 homers, set a then-career high of 102 rbi, and scored a career high 106 runs while batting .315 with an obp of .402.  he was the starting catcher for the american league in the all-star game and finished 8th in the league mvp voting.

as for the photo on the card, i am going to guess that willie randolph was safe, and i am thinking that the photo is too generic to know for sure, unless randolph was never thrown out at the plate in 1976 against the bosox.  still, it's probably fisk's best card after his 1991 topps masterpiece.

voici à vous, 1977 carlton fisk!

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