Card fact: This is the first Topps card of Bobby Grich's familiar mustache on prominent display. To me, Grich was the American League's Davey Lopes. Or Lopes was the National League's Bobby Grich. I'm not sure which.
What I thought about this card then: Didn't see it. But the 1976 Grich card was one of my favorites. Grich became one of my favorite non-Dodgers, too, despite the fact that he is pictured cap-less on consecutive cards (1976 and 1977 Topps).
What I think about this card now: I always heard Grich referred to as "Bobby." But I see here on this card that he is "Bob," and his signature is "Bob." I looked at all of his Topps cards, and they all say "Bob." But many of his non-Topps cards list "Bobby." What gives?
Other stuff: Grich was a solid-fielding second baseman for the Orioles and a powerful hitter for his position, especially at that time. I didn't really get to know Grich until after he signed with the Angels -- he was one of the first big free agents, and, of course back then, the Angels seemed to sign about 80 percent of the free agents available. Grich retired after the Angels were eliminated by the Red Sox in dramatic fashion in the 1986 ALCS. That's sad.