Friday, August 10, 2012

1977 ron leflore

ron leflore lost his rookie cup and had his facsimile autograph relocated by o-pee-chee in 1977.  here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
we'll see a cartoon reference to leflore's hitting streak in a few days.  leflore followed up his 1976 all-star season with an even better one in 1977.  although he did not make the all-star team, he hit .325 on the year and was second in the league with 212 hits.  he also scored 100 runs for the first time in his career and set a career high with 16 homers.  he stole only 39 bases, however, and was caught 19 times.  i still remember reading leflore's autobiography and watching 'one in a million' on tv in 1978 while looking at this card.  or, a much more beat up version of it rather.

voici à vous, 1977 ron leflore!

1 comment:

  1. What genius at OPC made the call in '77 to say, "Hey, wouldn't it look better if we ditched the All-Stat banners and Rookie Cups?"