What I thought about this card then: Did not see it. However, Jim Ray is the subject of the first 1971 Topps card I ever saw. I like the 1971 set a lot, so that is quite the big honor for Mr. Ray, whether he knows it or not.
What I think about this card now: That's a nice view of Oakland's stadium.
Other stuff: So far, there have been just two cards in the set to feature the tan-light blue color combo. And both of them have been Tigers cards.
Back facts: It is a little bit freaky that I am featuring the card of someone named James Frances Ray the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I'm glad his middle name isn't Earl, or I have a feeling someone might confiscate my blog rights.
Also, Ray did not play beyond 1974, so you're looking at his full stats there. This card, according to gcrl, would be a Final Tribute card.
I'm ignoring the cartoon. I suggest you do, too.
Other blog stuff: This could be the color combo that goes without a name the longest. I have no idea what to call it. Tan and light blue? Anybody?