Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1977 pat zachry

with pat zachry's 1977 o-pee-chee card, we are treated to a slight photo cropping variation and an even slighter facsimile autograph relocation.  here is zachry's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
compare where the right leg touches the bottom border of the photo window.  then, look at the amount of space between the 'a' in 'pat' and that same border.

here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
funny how there is no mention on the back of the card about zachry winning the 1976 nl rookie of the year award or going 2-0 in his postseason starts, including a win in game 3 of the world series against the yankees.  no, it's more important to point out his minor league success in 1975.

anyway, zachry didn't finish the 1977 season with the reds, as i am sure you are aware.  he was dealt in june to the mets as part of the package for tom seaver.  he was just 3-7 with a 5.04 era at the time of the trade, but he pitched better once he got to new york.  as a met, he was 7-6 with a 3.76 era, and he also threw his lone shutout of the season.

voici à vous, 1977 pat zachry!

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