I recently gave former Phillies and White Sox slugger Greg "The Bull" Luzinski a "Nickname" card as part of my "Nicknames of the '70s" thread, and today I want to present a "Dedicated Rookie Card" for him as part of the 1971 set.
Check it out:
You all know I'm not a fan of the multi-player rookie cards were using in their sets, so I'm slowly creating "dedicated" rookies of all the players who went on to prominent careers later on.
Luzinski's 1971 rookie was nothing to write home about, as he split his card "appearance" with outfielder Scott Reid, who actually never made it back to the Majors again after a handful of games in 1969 and 1970.
For "The Bull" Luzinski, he only played in eight games in 1970, manning first base and collecting two hits in 12 at-bats.
He'd have to wait until 1971 for his first Big League homer, hitting three of them over his 100 at-bats that year.
From then on he became the perfect partner to slugging third baseman Mike Schmidt, as they bashed their way through National league pitching staffs for the rest of the decade before Luzinski moved on to the Chicago White Sox in 1981.