Here's another one of those awesome 1971 action cards that I've always loved, a Rudy May edition.
Check it out:
What a great photo! And I'm always a fan of the horizontal format.
My ONLY gripe is with the placement of May's autograph, which I wish Topps put on the right side of the image, so we have a clearer shot of the third baseman, who is looking towards home plate in anticipation of a play.
Nevertheless, great card!
I'll always remember Rudy May as a New York Yankee, as he had two stints with the Bronx Bombers in his nice 16-year career.
He actually ended his career with his second tenure with the club, a four-year run that ended in 1983.
All told, he posted a 152-159 career record, with a 3.46 earned run average, 24 shutouts, 12 saves and 1760 strikeouts.
His finest year was easily 1980, when he led the American League in E.R.A. with a nice 2.46 mark, WHIP at 1.044 and strikeouts-to-walks with a 3.41 number.