Friday, July 27, 2012

1977 larry herndon

larry herndon's 1977 o-pee-chee card features a more tightly cropped photo, a relocated facsimile autograph, and no rookie cup when compared to his topps card.  here is herndon's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
herndon suffered a pretty bad sophomore slump in 1977.  he appeared in only 49 games for the giants, hitting 1 homer and driving in just 5 runs.  of course, his lone bomb of the season came against the dodgers, courtesy of elias sosa.

herndon's lack of playing time is largely attributed to an injury suffered in june.  he missed the rest of the season, although he felt he was ready to return to the team in late august.  the giants did not reinstate him from the dl, however, and herndon left the team in protest.  as a result, he was placed on the disqualified list, and missed the rest of the season.

voici à vous, 1977 larry herndon!

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