Saturday, August 8, 2009

Old Topps New Topps: Lou Piniella

I thought it would be interesting to look at the oldest and newest cards of some Cubs. Today, we'll check out Lou Piniella.

Lou had the distinction of being on three rookie cards with three different teams. I guess Topps thought more of him than his teams did, since they kept trading him! In 1964 he was featured on a Senators rookie card. Four years later he was on an Indians rookie card. The card I've got is from 1969 and shows Lou as a Pilots rookie. Oddly enough, Lou was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1969, but for the Kansas City Royals. The two expansion teams swapped a few players just before the season began.

Here is that card, the first I have of Lou Piniella.

Move ahead 40 years and here is the Cubs skipper, a bit grayer and a bit bigger.

And with the help of a morphing program and Youtube, here is the a 40 year transformation in 24 seconds.

1 comment:

  1. I think that video is going to give me nightmares.