I'm going to go back to the "show and tell" approach and post a scan of another Howie Reed card in my collection. This one is card number 398 from the 1971 Topps set, and it depicts Howie as an Expo. It's also the last card made of him during his career.
-Born in Dallas, Howie was an All-American at the University of Texas before signing with the Athletics in 1957.
-After appearing in just ten games with the A's over three seasons, he was dealt to the Dodgers. His new club kept him in the minors for three full years, a span that included a league-leading 19 wins for AAA Spokane in 1963.
-Used primarily out of the bullpen, Howie contributed to L.A.'s World Championship run in 1965 with a 7-5 record and a 3.12 ERA. He appeared in two World Series games but was hit hard by the Twins.
-Tossed the only shutout of his career on August 3, 1969. It was an exciting affair in which Reed and Astros starter Larry Dierker matched zeroes until the bottom of the ninth inning. Expos left fielder Mack Jones drove in the winning run with a one-out fielder's choice to short to send the Quebecois home happy!
-1971 was his final year in the major leagues; in parts of ten seasons he was 26-29 with a 3.72 ERA.