Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1977 record breaker (nolan ryan)

well, they didn't change the photo like they did on jose morales' record breaker card, but o-pee-chee did modify the crop a bit on this - nolan ryan's 1977 o-pee-chee record breaker card:
here's the topps front:
compare the 's' in 'angels' on his jersey.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
it's nice to see the 'bloomington, minnesota' byline.  you all know, of course, that the old twins metropolitan stadium was located where the mall of america sits today, right?  that home plate was located right next to the spongebob squarepants roller coaster?  anyway, ryan struck out some twinkies late in the 1976 season to take his season strikeout total over 300 for the fourth time in his career.  he actually did it again in 1977, and then once more in 1989.  ryan's record of six seasons with more than 300 k's was matched in 2002 by randy johnson.

voici à vous, 1977 record breaker (nolan ryan)!

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