o-pee-chee got us up close and personal with rick burleson in 1977, thanks to a tighter crop of his photo. they also lowered his facsimile autograph. here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
batting leadoff for the red sox, burleson led the american league in 1977 with 721 plate appearances and 663 at bats. he also hit 2 of his 3 home runs that year leading off the game. he also posted a batting average of .293 and was voted to start the all-star game at shortstop, going 0 for 2 in his first midsummer classic.