Friday, May 26, 2017

1977 MARINERS REDONE- DAVE PAGAN

The next redone 1977 Mariners/Blue Jays card is of former pitcher Dave Pagan of the Mariners, who was drafted by Seattle from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1976 expansion draft:

Original Topps version
Re-done without airbrushing

Pagan originally came up with the New York Yankees in 1973 and played with them through the 1976 season before being traded as part of a blockbuster 10-player trade on June 15th that included Rick Dempsey, Tippy Martinez, Ken Holtzman and Doyle Alexander.
After 20 appearances with the Orioles the second half of 1976, he found himself as one of the original Mariners in 1977, appearing in 24 games, all but four out of the bullpen and posting a 1-1 record with a 6.14 earned run average over 66 innings.
But on July 27th of that season he found himself on the move yet again, this time to the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom he’d play one game, the last game of his MLB career, pitching three innings of scoreless ball with four strikeouts.
After two years in the Pirates Minor League system in 1978 & 1979, he was out of pro ball for good, leaving the game with a 4-9 record along with a 4.96 E.R.A., 147 strikeouts and four saves over 85 appearances, 18 of them starts.
As an aside: a usable color image of him as a Pirate is one of my white whales, as I want to create a “missing” 1978 card for him. So if you see an image, send it along!

5 comments:

  1. I would love to see the Pirates image as well.

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  2. Have you tried this one? Sorry for the long link. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjavMHkwI3UAhVFbSYKHSO_ABYQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F526991593882749684%2F&psig=AFQjCNFVEazqLpmh2v8Z6ebyCwi43ZbnUQ&ust=1495886241541188

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  3. http://obscurepittsburghpirates.blogspot.com/2014/06/great-photos.html has one of him. BTW Love the work you do!

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  4. Can't believe that was 40 years ago already

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  5. Hey thanks guys! I've tried that image and it is painfully not large enough to use. I'll give it another go, but it's a shame since it's a really nice photo! Appreciate it!

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