|SHOULD BE CONSIDERED MR. EXPO.|
|PITCHED WELL FOR SOME BAD TEAMS EARLY ON.|
As has become a recent tradition on Black Friday, I scored some great deals on four 2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorite autographed cards on COMC. To celebrate, let's do a week's worth of Autos from the Archives from my collection.
- Expos ace Steve Rogers takes aim in those rockin' baby blues from north of the border. The clean 1983 Topps design enhances the photo, but that action-shot-turned-mug is terrible. Topps likes to do this on all of its redux cards because I guess it's simpler than searching for a mugshot. A real half-assed effort that's become the norm with Topps.
- One word: Fantastic.
- Rogers averaged 14 victories a season from '74-'85 and helped pitch the Expos to their first postseason appearance in '81.
- In '83, he was coming off his best season with a career-high 19 wins and NL-low 2.40 ERA.
- Rogers had a stiff delivery that looked like he was compensating for an injury. It worked for him. He won 158 games in 13 years, all in Montreal.
|THAT'S A MAJOR LEAGUE MUSTACHE.|
|HIS '77 SEASON WAS PRETTY AWESOME.|