Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1977 marty perez

showing just how late in the year o-pee-chee went to press, marty perez was traded from the giants to the yankees on march 14, 1977.  the ontario airbrush artists used a different photo than topps, and were not only able to get a yankees cap on perez and change the team name, they also recognized that with willie randolph at second, perez might see some action at shortstop, and so they modified his position as well.  with its multitude of variations, here is marty perez's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
as it turned out, o-pee-chee was right.  perez didn't play second for the yankees, but he didn't play shortstop, either.  in fact, he appeared in only one game for the bronx bombers, getting the start at third base on april 26 in baltimore.  perez was 2 for 4 at the plate, but was traded the very next day to the a's in the deal that also sent dock ellis to oakland for mike torrez.

in oakland, perez played in 115 games at second, third, and short over the remainder of the season.  he hit .231 with 2 homers and 23 rbi.

voici à vous, 1977 marty perez!

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