Wednesday, September 19, 2012

1977 rick reuschel

while the relocation of the stacked facsimile autograph is the most noticeable variation, i contend that there is also a north-south shift in the cropping of rick reuschel's 1977 o-pee-chee card.  judge for yourself, if you dare.  here is reuschel's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
there is slightly more grass on reuschel's topps card.

now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
where was the record breaker card in 1976 highlighting reuschel's feat of three putouts in an inning?  i feel cheated.

in 1977, reuschel won 20 games, made the all-star team, and finished third in the cy young voting.  he threw a scoreless inning in the midsummer classic (unlike his start in the 1989 all-star game in which he allowed that massive lead-off home run to bo jackson, and then another long ball to the next batter, wade boggs).

voici à vous, 1977 rick reuschel!

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