A little while ago, Jim, of the efficiently brief garveyceyrusselllopes blog, presented this card as part of his regular "team collector dilemma" series.
His question was whether a team collector would consider this Ed Goodson card a Dodger card. This is one of those cards from the 1975/76 SSPC set. I've read that it was called "the pure card set," because all of the writing was on the card backs.
Even though Ed Goodson is pictured here as a Giant, he is listed on the back as a Dodger, which was his current team at the time of this set's release.
When I saw Jim's post, I was undecided about whether this was a Dodger card or not. And since I didn't have the card, I was a bit relieved that I didn't have to make a final decision.
Well, guess who sent me the card?
Jim wants me to make a decision.
So, I've made one. It is definitely a Dodger card.
Goodson is listed as a Dodger. Any other card that I have that lists a player as a current Dodger -- no matter what uniform they are wearing -- goes in my Dodger binder.
But, also, it goes in a binder because I must feature this fantastic card properly. It's a night card. It's a white-man's Afro card. The world must be told. Also I have precious few SSPC cards and they all need to be preserved.
The alternative is to consider this a Giant card. And that would mean banishing it to a dark, windowless cardboard box.
Ed deserves better. He's a Dodger. For good.