Here's a quick one for a Saturday afternoon: I just posted my "missing" 1975 card for former reliever Jack Akers the other day. Today I ask: does anyone know how old the photo on Aker's 1970 Topps card is?
Take a look:
|NOTICE THE UNI: BLACK SLEEVES WITH THE RED TRIM|
Now, Akers played most of the 1969 season with the Yankees, and to top it off he played the other part of the year with the expansion Seattle Pilots.
Before that, he did play with Kansas City Athletics, for whom he came up with in 1964 and played for through the 1968 season (after their move to Oakland).
My questions is, the uniform he has on seems to be a Kansas City A's uni, and from even earlier than 1967 or so.
Any help on this one?
I know Topps didn't take photos for a couple of years in the late-60's, but this seems even more drastic than other cases. This photos seems about five years old! No?
I see uniforms resembling the airbrushed job on Aker's card in the 1965 set, as well as the 1963 Fleer set (see below). Can this photo be that old?
|1963 FLEER NORM SIEBERN|
|1965 TOPPS LEW KRAUSSE (THOUGH ACTUALLY NOT KRAUSSE!)|