Here is Tuffy's first baseball card, from the 1987 ProCards Asheville Tourists set. Skinny 18 year old kid, drafted for his speed more than anything else. Those stats don't look too bad for someone straight out of high school.
For whatever reason, despite Karl having been nicknamed "Tuffy" years before making it in pro baseball, it wasn't until his infamous 3-HR perfomance with the Cubs that he would be listed as "Tuffy Rhodes" on a baseball card. I guess "Tuffy" was just easier for the Japanese to pronounce than "Karl", as he's listed as Tuffy on all of his Japanese issue cards.