Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Nitty Gritty Card(s) of the Day-The Faces that Catchers Make

Today's Nitty Gritty Cards of the Day come from the 1978 O-Pee-Chee set and feature two of the greatest catchers of their era and all time as well. Both were 6'2", around 210 pound right handed sluggers and both represented their respective Leagues as All Stars eleven times. The cards are #210 of Gary Carter and #135 of Carlton Fisk. I am not trying to compete with Oh Mon O-Pee-Chee by any means, but as I was thumbing through my OPC cards from the 70's and these two stuck out. There are so many parallels between these two amazing Hall of Fame backstops, but the goofy "O" face they're both showing on their '78 cards is what stands out to me today... For more on the wonders of O-Pee-Chee cards, check out this awesome site... I love this hobby! 32 years LATER!


  1. it is strange how similar the photos are for these cards!

  2. I've always liked that Carter card. Look how primitive that equipment looks compared to what catchers wear today. Nice post!