What I thought about this card then: Wasn't aware of it.
What I think about this card now: A big thumb's up for the sideways signature and the black, satin jacket. A big thumb's down for the vacant, mug shot stare.
Other stuff: Demery was a relief pitcher for the Pirates between 1974-77. An arm injury ended his career. He is the son of former Negro League pitcher Artist Demery. Larry's brother, Art, also played pro ball in the Royals organization.
Back facts: I suppose the pitchout is to fool the base runner on first if you're talking about attempting to pick him off of first. But I always thought the pitchout was intended to get a jump on the runner attempting to steal second.
Other blog stuff: On this date in 1999, it was announced that televised Mets games would move from WOR to WPIX. The Mets had been on WOR since 1962, and was the station that I watched the Mets on when I was a kid and in college. Eventually, WOR disappeared, and I blame the migration of the Mets. It was comforting to turn to Channel 9 and see the Mets and I felt lost after it was gone.