Tuesday, March 22, 2016

no. 514 - ron woods

Who is the man: Ron Woods was entering the 1971 season after a second year as a part-time outfielder for the Yankees, but he wouldn't stay with New York long. In June he was traded to the Expos for Ron Swoboda.

Can ya dig it: Another very cool card. It closely resembles another Yankees' player's card from this set.

Right on: Dig the full name in the signature -- Ronald Lawrence Woods.

You see that cat Woods is a bad mother: Woods was traded for two notable players in N.Y. baseball history. There was Swoboda, a World Series hero for the Mets, and Tom Tresh, the former AL Rookie of the Year for the Yankees.

Shut your mouth: I said in the last post that the Nolan Ryan card was the second-to-last action card in this set. I goofed (it's since been corrected). THIS is the second-to-last action card in the set.

No one understands him but his woman: This is Woods' first card in which he looks like a ballplayer. On both his 1969 two-player rookie card and his 1970 card, he's featured simply as a head shot, without a cap.

 (A word about the back): Interesting that White is mentioned in the bio and his card is so similar to Woods'.

1 comment:

  1. This was before Ron Landed his Gig with the Rolling Stones....Ha!