Card fact: This is the only team card in the set in which the first name of the manager also describes his team's primary color. How's that for fact? But I know it's true. There ain't no color called "Sparky."
What I thought about this card then: Next!
What I think about this card now: They couldn't have spared space for two more characters and typed "Red" instead of "R" in front of Schoendienst?
Other stuff: Red Schoendienst enjoyed fairly instantaneous success as manager for the Cardinals by leading them to the World Series in back-to-back years just three years into his campaign. Schoendienst remained manager for another decade. The 1974 team was actually fairly good, finishing second in the National League East. The offense definitely outshined the pitching.
2. Orioles 78.13%
3. Giants 71.43%
4. Royals 70.59%
5. Red Sox 70.27%
6. Angels 68.89%
7. Expos 68.29%
8. Cardinals 65.12%
9. Phillies 62.5%
10. Padres 55.8%
Not great. But the Cardinals had a LOT of fringe players in 1974.