What I thought about this card then: Blissfully unaware. Rudi was not kind to the Dodgers during the peak of his career (see 1974 World Series). I would have hated him if I knew who he was.
What I think about this card now: Joe Rudi is a classic name. He sounds like an Old West gunslinger. He looks like one, too.
Other stuff: By the time I knew Rudi, he was hobbled by injury and a disappointment for the Angels and the Red Sox. Now he works in real estate in Oregon. I guess no one can be a gunfighter forever.
Back fact: The write-up on Rudi was outdated by the time the card set hit the streets in 1975. Rudi hit the Series-clinching home run in Game 5 of the 1974 World Series. I'm guessing that was even more thrilling than his 1972 Series accomplishments.
Other blog stuff: Just finished scanning card No. 414. Too bad it's not April 14th.