jose cardenal's facsimile autograph got adjusted slightly by o-pee-chee in 1977, but thank goodness they left his afro alone. here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
cardenal spent 1978 and most of 1979 with the phillies, but finished the '79 season with the mets before playing in kansas city in 1980, his final big league season. cardenal's last at bat as a major leaguer came in the 9th inning of game 6 of the 1980 world series. he singled off of tug mcgraw to load the bases with one out and the royals down by 3, but was stranded when frank white's foul pop up was famously caught by pete rose (with an assist to bob boone) and willie wilson struck out.
voici à vous, 1977 jose cardenal!