Elliott Maddox 1975 O-Pee-Chee
Maddox is the latest player whose '75 OPC/Topps/Mini run I've completed. Here he is on a spring training card whose only proof of its O-Pee-Cheeness is the back.
Elliott Maddox 1981 O-Pee-Chee
Not only does the '81 OPC version include the brand on the front AND the position in French, this one is also different from the Topps by including a floating "Now with Yankees" message.
Leon Roberts 1981 Donruss
I still can't help but laugh when I see some of these older Mariners uniforms, but that's partly because I really do like some of the newer versions. Once again this is a solid entry from Donruss' first set.
Leon Roberts 1981 Topps Traded
Leon Roberts 1982 O-Pee-Chee
Just for fun, I looked up the meaning of "voltigeur," the French word OPC uses for "outfielder." Merriam-Webster includes a pair of definitions: "a member of any of various French organizations of light infantry; often : a sharpshooter in the French army" and "leaper." I think "sharpshooter" and "leaper" combine to capture the position pretty well!
Leon Roberts 1983 O-Pee-Chee
Leon Roberts 1984 Topps Tiffany
This is the second of Leon's pair of Tiffany cards, and I had already grabbed the '85 card, so I'm all set there.
Ted Sizemore 1973 O-Pee-Chee
This ended up being an OPC kind of day for Ted, which makes sense since that's all I have left of his collection to nab. The centering on this one is pretty terrible, but I've said a lot that I'm not that picky about it, especially since I wasn't interested in paying much for these. Fortunately it wasn't one of the harder-to-get high-numbers from some of the other 70's OPC sets, which are gonna set me back a pretty penny.
Ted Sizemore 1979 O-Pee-Chee
Here's an interesting difference between the OPC and Topps cards: the former has him pictured with the Phillies but notes his February '79 trade to the Cubs, and even labels him as a member of that team; the Topps version is 100% Phillies. There's still no such thing as a card of Sizemore in a Cubs uni, though.
Ted Sizemore 1980 O-Pee-Chee
Ted was included in both Topps and OPC for his final issue with his last team, the Red Sox. Unfortunately, the front doesn't provide any insight to OPC's choice for the French translation of "2nd baseman."
With these three additions I now have 20/23 cards in Sizemore's run, with the remainders being the rarer 1971, 1972, and 1974 O-Pee-Chee issues (plus he also has a 1/1 I've never seen). I'm not sure how quickly I'll be able to find them at a price I like, but I still hope to have his collection finished by the end of the year.
One PC done and two above 85% was a nice way to end the day, but check out my second post from the series soon as that also touches on several newer collections!