Friday, July 20, 2012

1977 fred lynn

fred lynn lost his all-star banner, and also had his photo cropped differently and his facsimile autograph slightly moved on this, his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
it looks to me like the photo was adjusted east-west (compare the pole in the upper left corner), and the autograph north-south (check the top loop of the 'l' and where it lands relative to the fence).

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
lynn proved that he was human in 1977.  after his monster rookie year in 1975 and another season of hitting over .300 in 1976, he hit just .260 with an ops of .774.  still, he was named to the all-star team as a reserve, and was 0 for 1 with a walk and a run scored in relief of teammate carl yastrzemski in center field.  lynn did increase his home run total by 8 in 1977, and had four different games in which he hit two home runs.  he also took part in the red sox' july 4th barrage against the blue jays where, over the course of two innings and 9 batters, the bosox hit 6 home runs.

voici à vous, 1977 fred lynn!

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