mike ivie gets the slight photo adjustment (north-south) and facsimile autograph rotation treatment on this, his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
ivie hit 9 home runs (only one of which came against the dodgers), and had a batting average of .272 in 1977, his final year with the padres. he hit his second career grand slam that year against future dodger gerry hannahs. prior to the 1978 season, ivie was traded to the giants for derrel thomas which made me even less than a fan. the last straw might have been ivie's first career pinch-hit grand slam (one of two he would hit in 1978) which came at the expense of don sutton. furthermore, ivie took hannahs deep again in 1979 when hannahs was with the dodgers. it was the last home run hannahs would allow as a major league pitcher as it came in his last big league appearance.
voici à vous, 1977 mike ivie!
autograph parallels - base, gold, and platinum
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