Card fact: The first card in the set with a yellow-green border.
What I thought about this card then: Even though I had the mini card of Cardenal, he was one of those players that just didn't register with me. It wasn't until he played with the Phillies late in the decade that I remember watching him play on television.
What I think about this card now: Look at what Cardenal is wearing. Isn't that the best example of little boys jammies masquerading as a major league baseball uniform? My condolences, Jose.
Other stuff: If you are lucky enough to own every 1970s card of Cardenal, place them in a row, from the 1970 card to the 1979 card, and then look at them from left to right. It's like having a Chia Pet on cardboard. Cardenal's hair grows from virtually nothing (1970 and '71 cards) to a medium Afro (1972, 73, 74), to a major Afro (1975, 76) to an industrial Afro (1977, 78). The helmet he's wearing on the '79 card kind of obscures his 'fro.
Back facts: When I was 9, I thought actors actually looked like what is portrayed in the cartoon.
Other blog stuff: For some reason, the green-purple combo (see Milt Wilcox card) makes me think of the Incredible Hulk. I'll have to do some "research" on that and see if that's a suitable title for that color combo.
It's a wonder any cards end up in our collections
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