So, in looking at my 1971 cards (inspired by a fellow blogger Dinged Corners and their "best text found on cards" post), I present the following "action cards from 1971.
There is the solo action card: B. Robinson commits Robbery! # 331
There are two player action cards: Chris Short # 511 (yes that is Pete Rose leading off at second base) and Cookie Rojas # 118 (with Yankee Ron Wood sliding into 2nd too late) and Lee May # 40 guarding first base with an unknown Phillie leading of.
Then there is a three person card: F Robinson shows Muscle #329 (congratulated by an unknown Oriole and the Umpire making sure he steps on home plate.
And a four person action card: Tommie Agee # 310 (looks like he is being called out at second) with two players and an umpire all "in action".
Now with the five person action card: Bud Harrelson # 355; tagging out a runner at second with the close eye of the umpire looking close and Nolan Ryan seems to be signaling him out.
And then the famous group shot of a "celebration" that really is not an "action shot.
So there you have it . . . a few action shots from 1971 . . .