Thursday, July 26, 2012

1977 brian downing

thanks to brian downing's 1977 o-pee-chee card, we get a closer look at the sweet turtleneck he's rocking, although his facsimile autograph is not quite as legible.  here is downing's 1977 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
downing played in only 69 games for the chisox in 1977, hitting .284 with 4 homers and 25 rbi. after the season, he was traded to the angels, and boys all over southern california began practicing their open batting stance as a result.  i know i did.

i wonder if downing ever sported the turtleneck/shorts combo with the white sox.  that would have been a sight to see.

voici à vous, 1977 brian downing!

1 comment:

  1. Nice, didn't realize OPC took advantage of the closer cropping Topps probably should've used in the first place. I'll update my post about Mr. Downing.