What I thought about this card then: This was one of the cards my friend Jennifer had. My lingering memory of the card was how atrocious his batting statistics were.
What I think about this card now: I miss the posed catcher's crouch on card photos. I suppose it's still around, but not nearly as much as it once was.
Other stuff: Egan's claim to fame is that he caught Nolan Ryan's third no-hitter. It was in the final week of the 1974 season. Ryan struck out 15 Twins to win his 22nd game, which was nearly one-third of the wins the Angels had in 1974.
Also, five chances in one inning doesn't speak well of Garagiola does it? I would assume he had an error or two in that inning.
Other blog stuff: The No. 1 song on this date in 1975 was "Mandy," by Barry Manilow. ... And now I'm instantly sorry I brought that up.