Jorge Orta enjoyed 16 seasons in the Major Leagues and eight of them with the Chicago White Sox. Orta, born in Mexico, is the son of Pedro Orta, a Cuban-born outfielder who was a baseball superstar during his career in the Mexican League. The younger Orta also turned down a basketball scholarship at UCLA to start his professional career in the Mexican League.
About This Card
Jorge Orta's 1973 Topps card is a true rookie card without any "Rookie" designation and long before Major League Baseball and Topps created the "Rookie Card" logo. There are a small number of rookie cards in the 1973 set without the "Rookie" designation. Today, however, you will rarely see a rookie card go by without Topps making any mention of it.