Sunday, July 1, 2012

1977 barry foote

for canada day, it's a bona fide and easy to spot photo and autograph placement variation, courtesy of the expos' barry foote and his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
somewhat fitting that foote's card features a cartoon of an overused arm.

here's the topps back:
with gary carter's full-time conversion to catcher, foote was expendable, and the expos dealt him to the phillies after he had appeared in just 15 games of the 1977 season.  foote appeared in 18 more games as a phillie (where he was a back-up to bob boone), and finished the season with a combined average of .235 and 3 home runs.  his final home run as an expo was a game-tying 8th inning blast off of bruce sutter in a game the expos eventually won in 13 innings.  foote caught the entire game.

voici à vous, 1977 barry foote!

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