Saturday, March 1, 2014

RANDOM QUICKIE: "JOLTIN' JOE" APPEARS ON A 1970'S CARD SET?!

I could be wrong here, but I think I'm seeing this correctly:
Check out Topps' 1970 Oakland Athletics team card (#631), and try focusing on the first row, fourth from the left: I swear that's Joe DiMaggio!
 
Is that "Joltin' Joe" in the front row, fourth from left?
 
He did coach for the Athletics in 1969 so it would make sense if he was indeed caught in a team photo used for the 1970 set.
But I've never heard anyone mention a DiMaggio "appearance" on that team card.
Anyone know for sure if that's him on a knee?
I've tried downloading about ten images of this card, and it seems the original card had a bad quality image, so this is about as clear as it gets.
If it is DiMaggio, that is pretty cool.
The "Yankee Clipper" actually on a Topps card from the 1970's.
I checked the 1971 Athletics team card, which has a nicer/clearer image, and he's not in that photo (even though he coached the A's in 1970 as well).
That does look like him on the 1970 card though.
If anyone knows for sure please let me in on it!

2 comments:

  1. Thats him all right. He coached 1968 and 1969. http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2010/12/02/02vecsey1.html

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  2. Yep, it's him. seems like an indignity for such a cultured man to have worn so horrendous of colors.

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