Card fact: Up until now, the Giants have not been featured on the blog. In fact, the Giants are the last team to have a card featured in the '75 set. The Giants. Dead last. I like that.
What I thought about this card then: Blast it, I never saw it. That's four cards in a row now. I was a deprived kid.
What I think about this card now: I have always liked the super close-up shots. I don't know why. It gives the card character, I guess. Rader seems awfully pensive in this photo.
Other stuff: Rader finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1972. Must've been a slow year.
Back facts: Topps really blew its opportunity with the cartoon. Featuring Sandy Koufax's uniform number, 32, on card No. 31? You couldn't wait one more card, Topps?
Other blog stuff: I now have the first 306 cards in the set scanned. You know what that means: Reginald Martinez has officially been scanned.
no. 643 - rick reichardt
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