for reasons known only to a select few canadians i am guessing, jerry koosman's facsimile autograph made a move on his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
koosman had finished second in the league cy young voting after his 21-10 1976 season. in 1977, however, his record did a flip-flop and he lost 20 games. his era 'jumped' to 3.49, but the punchless metropolitans didn't offer much support. in his last 10 starts, in which koosman took the loss 9 times and had a no-decision in the other, the mets scored a more than three runs just once, and they waited until koosman was out of the game to do so! still, the lefty led the league in strikeouts per 9 innings. he would go on to win 20 games again - although it would be as a minnesota twin in 1979.