The Montreal Expos inaugural home opener at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on April 15, 1977 hosted the Philadelphia Phillies in front of 57,592 hockey fans.
Steve Carlton, en route to his second Cy Young award, throws a complete game giving up 10 hits, 2 er, 1bb, & 6ks. He also had an RBI single in the win.
Three future Hall of Famers started for the Expos. At first, batting clean up Tony Perez, behind the plate batting 6th was Gary Carter and batting 7th the eventual rookie of the year, Andre Dawson manned centerfield.
They combined for 1 hit in 11 at bats against Carlton.
About the Card
The 1977 Topps design is a tone-downed version of the flashier 1975 set. However, its concept still owes a lot to graffiti. Big block letters letting you know what’s up. The team, player name and position have their own color making it a very colorful card. Throughout the set some color combinations worked better than others.