Great things about this card:
-Nothing to do with the card per se, but Rudy May's nickname was "The Dude". I wonder if he's ever seen The Big Lebowski.
-In looking through my vintage Topps cards, the company started using in-game action photos in the early 1970s. However, you still seemed to see more action shots with position players than pitchers. Even now, how often do you see this particular shot, with a pitcher preparing to field a hot comebacker? The dirt on the pitchers' mound that has just been kicked up by Rudy's left foot is the cherry on top.
-Rudy's inimitable sense of fashion. The glasses. The fat sideburns. The high, skinny, Frank Robinson stirrups. The black Adidas (?), with orange stripes. A masterpiece.
-The first baseman is visible in the background. I can't quite tell whether it's Eddie Murray or Lee May, but I'm sure one of you will know.