Friday, July 6, 2012

1977 jerry royster

o-pee-chee removed the rookie cup from jerry royster's 1977 card, and they also cropped the photo differently than topps and moved his facsimile autograph around.  here is royster's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
looks like i could use an upgrade.  whoever owned this card before me might have been an o-pee-chee sympathizer because it looks like they tried to scratch out the rookie cup themselves.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
jerry royster royster suffered a sophomore slump of sorts in 1977, even though it was his fifth big league season.  it was only his second year of essentially full-time play, however, and he split his time between third base, shortstop, and second base, with a pinch of outfield thrown in for good measure.  in 140 games, royster hit .216 with 6 homers and 28 rbi.  he also scored 64 times and stole 10 bases.

voici à vous, 1977 jerry royster!

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