Monday, September 17, 2012

1977 dave lemanczyk

dave lemanczyk was featured in real blue jays attire on his 1977 o-pee-chee card.  not an airbrushed version with his detroit tigers' collar improperly re-colored.  his facsimile autograph also got moved around.  here is lemanczyk's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
lemanczyk won a career high 13 games for the blue jays in 1977. he had an era of 4.25 and led the league in earned runs allowed with 119 (tied with vida blue, actually).  he threw the first ever blue jays complete game - pitching all nine innings in the team's second game - but took a loss in doing so.  lemanczyk threw a total of 10 complete games that year, including two 11-inning efforts.

voici à vous, 1977 dave lemanczyk!

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