Saturday, June 9, 2012

1977 ken forsch

the placement of ken forsch's facsimile autograph is more congruent with the horizontal nature of his uniform on his 1977 o-pee-chee card shown here:
than it was on his topps card as seen below:
was that the reason o-pee-chee moved the signature?  who knows?  now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
the 70 games forsch pitched in during the 1974 season as mentioned in the text on the back of the card were enough for fourth place in games pitched that year, well behind mike marshall of the dodgers and his record of 106 games.  forsch would not appear in more than 52 games in a season for the remainder of his career, but that is mainly due to the fact that the astros moved him back to the starting rotation essentially for good in 1979.  not a bad move, as it turns out, as forsch threw a no-hitter in his first start that year.

voici à vous, 1977 ken forsch!

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