Card fact: This is Dick Tidrow's first card as a Yankee and his first card in which he's wearing a mustache.
What I thought about this card then: Never saw it.
What I think about this card now: Yankee Stadium is a little tilted.
Other stuff: Dick Tidrow built his reputation as a reliable set-up reliever for both the Yankees and the Cubs. When he was with New York, I would always get him confused with Sparky Lyle -- another mustachioed reliever on the Yankees.
Tidrow came to the Yankees from the Indians in a trade that also brought Chris Chambliss to New York. The Indians ended up with Fritz Peterson, Steve Kline, Tom Buskey and Fred Beene. It didn't work out very well for Cleveland. But nothing ever did in the 1970s.
Unlike the players who went to the Indians in the trade, Topps was able to produce a non-airbrushed photo of Dick Tidrow (all four of the players sent to the Indians are airbrushed into their Indians uniforms). That is probably because Topps was stationed in New York.
Tidrow is now the scouting director for the Giants. The Dodgers beat your team tonight, Dick.
(EDIT: Dick Tidrow died at age 74 on July 10, 2021).