Card fact: Tom Walker is the father of current Pirates second baseman Neil Walker. That makes this the second straight card that featured a player whose son played in the majors also.
What I thought about this card then: Never saw it.
What I think about this card now: Walker seems to be strategically placed in front of the Coca-Cola sign that graces so many of the Expos' cards.
Other stuff: Walker pitched between 1972-77, mostly with Montreal. He was a reliever most of the time and was dealt to Detroit for Woodie Fryman after the 1974 season (Topps could only manage a blurb about the trade on the back of Walker's card).
Walker ended his career with stints with St. Louis, the Expos again, and the Angels.
Back facts: OK, the cartoonist clearly is doing a lot more work than the biographer on this card.
The cartoonist draws a moose at the plate, which can't be easy to do.
The biographer? Well, it's obvious he had nothing to write about, so he stared at the stats for awhile and realized Walker never had a losing record and, viola, a write-up was born. Also, Walker was not exclusively a reliever. In fact, in 1974, he started eight games.
Other blog stuff: Kenny Rogers -- the singer, not the pitcher -- was born on this date in 1938.