Thursday, June 14, 2012

1977 phil roof

another day, another 1977 o-pee-chee photo and autograph placement variation, although this one actually uses a completely different photo than its topps counterpart.  here is phil roof's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
that's a pretty bad photo that topps used.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
that is cool - a double play turn cartoon!

phil roof was the very first toronto blue jay.  he was acquired by the blue jays in a trade after the 1976 season, obviously for a player to be named later as the blue jays didn't have any players at the time of the deal  (note - information regarding the roof trade comes from baseball reference. states that roof was acquired by purchase).  unfortunately, the blue jays would soon acquire alan ashby and ernie whitt, and as a result, roof's time in toronto was short.

roof managed to make three appearances for the blue jays in 1977, including one start behind the plate.  he was 0 for 5 in those games which turned out to be the last of his major league career.  roof went on to manage in the twins organization for many years, most recently in 2005.

voici à vous, 1977 phil roof!

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