o-pee-chee didn't make a card for andre dawson in 1977, but they did make some changes for the other expo star, gary carter. a different photo and a relocated facsimile autograph make for a very cool variation. here is gary carter's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
garvey cey russell lopes, if you're interested. i have no idea why o-pee-chee switched the cartoons.
the expos switched carter to a full-time catcher in 1977, as he caught in 146 games and made only one partial game appearance in the outfield. carter hit .284 with 31 home runs and 84 rbi. he threw out only 33% of the base stealers who ran against him, but he did lead the league in putouts and assists by a catcher.
in april, carter hit three home runs in a game off of the pirates' jim rooker. then, in september, he hit two more off of rooker in a different game. he had 3 other multi-home run games to boot. he was the first expo to have a three-homer game, and his 31 roundtrippers on the season was a franchise record at the time.
this is the penultimate card to be featured here, and the last of the expos.
voici à vous, 1977 gary carter!
will there be a final tribute?
4 weeks ago