there is some obvious left-to-right photo cropping differences and the spacing of the stacked facsimile autograph is not the same between the o-pee-chee and topps versions of mark belanger's 1977 cards. however, it's the difference on the backs that i find most interesting. here is belanger's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
garvey cey russell lopes for a better explanation. but the difference isn't just limited to the cartoon - o-pee-chee also left off the major league total line, and basically redid the entire back.
as far as belanger goes, he lived up to his all-glove, no-hit reputation in 1977. he hit just .206 with 2 homers, but did win his seventh career gold glove (fifth in a row).
voici à vous, 1977 mark belanger!
numbered parallels - bronze and gold
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