few men have sported sunglasses on baseball cards as well as former dodger henry cruz. he recently signed some cards for me through the mail, and each one of them is a revelation in recreational eye wear.
here's his 1975 sspc card
that game was 39 years ago yesterday!
towards the end of the 1977 season, a season in which the dodgers kept him in the minor leagues, cruz was picked up on waivers by the white sox where he became teammates with chet lemon, and thus we have a 1978 topps card that looks like this
i was hoping to have another signed 1978 topps card to show, but geoff zahn hasn't returned it yet. i'm hoping that he does, but until then, he did send his 1975 topps card back to me
cruz and zahn were teammates briefly in 1975 (zahn was traded to the cubs early in the season), with cruz playing left field in both of zahn's games as a dodger that year. with the way zahn seems to be squinting in the dodger stadium sun, perhaps he could have used a pair of cruz's shades.
thanks to both cruz and zahn for signing my cards!