1964 George Blair

George Blair

Yesterday I wrote about a handful of new AFL items that I recently added to my memorabilia collections.  One of the pieces that I mentioned was a small 3.5″ x 3.5″ photograph of Chargers defensive back and kicker, George Blair.  I was pleased to acquire this particular photo to my archives since I already had a number of similar prints, all of which appear to have been taken during the same photo shoot at the Chargers Escondido training camp in the summer of 1964.

These photographs help illustrate the simplicity that was the AFL.  Look in the background of any image, and you will not find legions of fans, dressed in jerseys and team caps.  Instead there is just a large grass field, simple white fence, and occasional teammate that happened to unknowingly walk into the shot.  Even more impressive is that these are rare color images, and show the famed Chargers powder blue jerseys in all of their glory.

I am happy to add George Blair’s photo to an archival binder, slotted in with his teammates, just as it belongs.

frank buncom

Frank Buncom

wayne frazier

Wayne Frazier

sam gruneisen

Sam Gruneisen

dick harris

Dick Harris

bob jackson

Bob Jackson

emil karas

Emil Karas

emil karas, alvin roy

Emil Karas and Alvin Roy

emil karas, alvin roy, ernie park

Emil Karas, Ernie Park, Alvin Roy

keith kinderman

Keith Kinderman

dave kocourek

Dave Kocourek

bob lane

Bob Lane

jacque mackinnon

Jacque MacKinnon

fred moore

Fred Moore

bob petrich

Bob Petrich

jerry robinson

Jerry Robinson

don rogers

Don Rogers

tobin rote

Tobin Rote

hank schmidt

Hank Schmidt

pat shea

Pat Shea

dick westmoreland

Dick Westmoreland

bud whitehead

Bud Whitehead

ernie wright

Ernie Wright