Friday, June 22, 2012

1977 dick williams

o-pee-chee gave the managers of the canadian teams their due in 1977, so here is dick williams' 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps 'equivalent', upon which williams gets a teeny tiny photo:
now the o-pee-chee back:
that's a pretty impressive managerial record.

and the topps back:
after not being able to get things going in anaheim, williams took the reins in montreal.  and, after two losing seasons (including a 75-87 record in 1977), williams led the expos to a 95-win campaign in 1979.  they won 90 games under williams in 1980, and then made the postseason for the first time in 1981.  unfortunately, williams had been replaced by jim fanning late in the strike-shortened season.  williams did eventually return to the postseason (and the world series) with the steve garvey-led padres in 1984.

voici à vous, 1977 dick williams!


  1. Was there also a team photo card in the OPC set?

  2. It's Dick Williams Day! I posted on him, too.

  3. @matthew - no team cards in the set. Just manager cards and a coaches card for each of the Canadian teams

    @no - how serendipitous!