Wednesday, September 26, 2012

1977 larry parrish

o-pee-chee wanted to give us a closer look at expos' third baseman larry parrish in 1977, so that's exactly what they did.  in addition to cropping the photo more tightly than topps, they also moved his facsimile autograph.  here is parrish's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
as the text says, parrish did not play in aaa - he made the jump to the big leagues straight from aa in 1974.  maybe that was fairly rare back then, but it seems to be more commonplace now.  anyway, parrish was just 23 in 1977 and already he had a couple of full major league seasons under his belt.  in 1977, he hit .246 with 11 home runs and 46 rbi.  he hit two home runs in a game against the braves in mid-may, and then later in that month he launched three homers in a game against the cardinals.  parrish manned the hot corner in montreal until he was traded to the rangers in the spring of 1982, making way for tim wallach to take over.

voici à vous, 1977 larry parrish!

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