Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1977 chip lang

o-pee-chee committed a cardinal sin with chip lang's 1977 card, using a posed spring training photo in place of the in-game photo topps had used for their version of his card.  o-pee-chee also moved his facsimile autograph.
here's the topps front:
it looks like a yacht is sailing by as lang delivers his pitch.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
chip spent all of 1977 in the minor leagues, pitching for the expos' aa and aaa affiliates in quebec and colorado.  one of his teammates in denver during the '77 season was tom walker.  lang eventually married walker's sister, and so is an uncle of pittsburgh's second baseman, neil walker. lang never did return to the major leagues, as he finished his career in the pirates' organization in 1979.

and, today just happens to be his 60th birthday.  happy birthday chip!

voici à vous, 1977 chip lang!

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