Thursday, August 30, 2012

1977 rick burleson

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.

voici à vous, 1977 rick burleson!

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