it's an extreme closeup thanks to the way o-pee-chee cropped the photo on john 'the count' montefusco's card in 1977. they also fiddled with his facsimile autograph while they were at it. here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
it makes sense if you think about it - montefusco spent much of his career in the nl west, first with the giants and later with the braves - that the batter he faced most often over the course of his career was none other than steve garvey. the garv was a .287 hitter against him, with a homer, 11 rbi and 16 k's. second on the list is ron cey, followed by davey lopes. the other infielder, bill russell, is sixth on the list of batters montefusco faced most often, behind a couple of cincinnati reds.
voici à vous, 1977 john montefusco!
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