Well well well!
Just when you thought the ever elusive Jim Perry/Oakland A’s image was
not to be had, “Boom”, (as Reader Jim so eloquently stated), HERE IT
Needless to say I couldn’t wait to get home and modify my Photoshopped Franken-Card with the real deal:
As we all know by now, Jim Perry wrapped up a very nice Major League
career with the Oakland A’s before getting released in August 1975, and
the hunt for an image of him, especially a COLOR image, has been on many
a want-list for decades now.
With the very interesting article recently on the Baseball Hall of Fame
site into the final two Perry cards of his career (1974 and 1975), there
was special mention of the fact that this A’s image has been long
sought, and wouldn’t you know it, they even included one in the article!
Seems that there were five color images of Perry donning an Oakland
uniform by a Topps photographer, long retired, and this was one of them.
So I had the template already made, a little presto-change-o, and voila!!
It’s like a Christmas present in February!!!