Monday, July 16, 2012

1977 pete falcone

not satisfied with an actual photograph of pete falcone in a cardinals' uniform, o-pee-chee went into the way-back machine and found a photo that they could airbrush.  they also moved and stacked his facsimile atuograph on this, his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
falcone had spent all of 1976 in saint louis after his 1975 rookie campaign in san francisco.  i am guessing that o-pee-chee didn't care for the shadows on falcone's topps card.

after winning 12 games in each of his first two seasons, falcone won only 4 games in 1977.  one of those wins came via a 6-hit shutout against the cubs in which falcone failed to strike anybody out.  later in the season, he was moved out of the rotation and into the bullpen where he recorded his first career save.

voici à vous, 1977 pete falcone!

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