Jim Hart, better known as "Jim Ray Hart", spent 12 seasons in the Major Leagues and 11 of them with the San Francisco Giants. Hart's entry into the big leagues in 1963 started with a rough welcome. In his second game, Hart was hit with a Bob Gibson fastball and broke his left scapula. A few days after returning from injury, he was beaned by Curt Simmons and missed the rest of the year.
About This Card
Hart was always better known as "Jim Ray" throughout his career, but his Topps cards are shown as JIM HART. Only his final card in 1974 Topps is shown as JIM RAY HART. In addition, Hart is specified in this card as an outfielder, although he played exclusively at third base the previous season. Also add in that even though Hart started 1973 with the Giants, he was well established in the Yankees lineup by the time this card was released.