Sometimes, as I explained with my 1972 Dean Chance Detroit Tigers card, there just isn't a photo available to execute a card you want to design, so you have to resort to Photoshop.
And for a 1976 Jim Perry "Career Capper" that also doubles as a "Missing in Action", that's exactly what I did.
Check it out:
Through the wonderful world of design software I pieced together a "decent" Jim Perry image of him at the end of his career, in an Oakland A's uniform.
There were a bunch of black-and-white images out there, but nothing as far as color.
Eh, not bad, but I'll still be on the lookout for a REAL image in the future.
I used a 1975 A's card as the foundation for this Perry edition, while using a shot of Perry from 1974.
For Perry "the elder" (brother of Gaylord), he was closing out a fine 17-year career by appearing in 15 games for the A's, 11 of which were starts. He even threw a shutout on his way to a 3-4 record after starting the season 1-6 with the Cleveland Indians.
Overall in 1975, the 39-year old went 4-10 with a 5.38 earned run average over 23 games and 105.1 innings.
For his career, Perry didn't match his brother's Hall of Fame numbers, but they were nothing to sneeze at: a 215-174 record with a 3.45 E.R.A., 32 shutouts and 1576 strikeouts over 630 games (447 of them starts) and 3285.2 innings pitched.
He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 1959, and took home the American League Cy Young Award in 1970 after going 24-12 for the Minnesota Twins.