Sunday, June 10, 2012

1977 aurelio rodriguez

the facsimile autograph slid down aurelio rodriguez's leg when you compare his 1977 o-pee-chee card to his topps card from the same year.  here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
rodriguez was coming off of a 1976 season in which he had broken brooks robinson's string of 15 consecutive gold gloves.  rodriguez was unable to defend his gold glove title successfully, however, as he missed all of may and about half of june and wound up playing in only 95 games in 1977.  on the offensive side, rodriguez managed to hit 10 homers that year, the last time in his career he would reach double digits in that category.

voici à vous, 1977 aurelio rodriguez!

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