1976 SSPC #15 – Biff Pocoroba (Braves)

1976 SSPC #15 Biff Pocoroba
Biff Pocoroba… was a catcher who was with the Braves from 1975 to 1984. In 1978 he was named to the All-Star team and caught the 9th inning as a defensive replacement.

In terms of sheer numbers, his best season was probably 1977 when he set a number of career-high totals, including 113 games, .290 average, 8 homers, 44 RBI and 24 doubles — three times as many doubles than he hit in any other season.

BIFF!  When I was a kid, I loved Biff Pocoroba’s name… not only is it fun to say, but it’s featured in the opening credits of the 1960’s Batman TV show:

Batman Biff

How many Major Leaguers can say that?

In 1976, Biff Pocoroba… was a backup to starting catcher Vic Correll. He appeared in 54 games, started 51 as a catcher, batted .241 with 0 homers and 14 RBI.

Shea-o-meter:   If you asked Biff Tannen from the “Back To The Future” movies whether this is Shea Stadium, he might whack you upside your head and say “McFly!  Wake up, McFly!”
Shea: 34
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 6
Can’t tell: 6
Not Shea: 5

Betcha didn’t know… His name actually is Biff… Biff Benedict Pocoroba.

Cardboard History: This card, along with 1976 Topps, are his rookie cards.

Nothing to do with the card, but I’ll say it anyway: The Braves are one of a number of teams to introduce an “Alternate Batting Practice Cap” this year. As Yogurt from the movie “Spaceballs” would say, “MOICHANDISING!!!”

The new cap pretty much looks like the cap Biff is wearing, except it’s navy blue instead of royal blue.

1976 SSPC #15 Biff Pocoroba back


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