What I thought about this card then: I felt a little guilty about having this card. That's because I shoplifted a pack of cards from a drug store in 1975 and this card was in the pack.
What I think about this card now: You are never going to hit a ball anywhere with a follow-through like that.
Other stuff: Kelly probably had his best years with the White Sox, but he had his most success with the Orioles, when he was a role player and helped Baltimore to the World Series in 1979. Kelly died of a heart attack in 2005.
Back facts: Both the Pat Kelly on this card and the Pat Kelly of the Yankees were born in Philadelphia.
Oldie but goodie: There is the original card. The original shop-lifted card. That crease has been in the card for so long that whenever I think of the Pat Kelly card (which is almost every hour, by the way), the card has a crease right through the face.
Other blog stuff: Let's go with another anniversary. On this date in 1975, the Steelers beat the Vikings, 16-6, to win Super Bowl IX. How did we get through the rest of January back then?