Wild Card Wednesday – Oakland A’s

Wild Card Wednesday returns in 2014 with a look at the Oakland Athletics and their glorious uniforms!

Their Glorious Golden Uniforms!

The Gene Tenace card is from 1972.  The Sal Bando card is from 1976.  Yes. I crossed out A’s and put in Brewers when he signed with Milwaukee on November 19, 1976.

Gene Tenace at the plate and.... WHAMMY!

Gene Tenace at the plate and…. WHAMMY!

I knew that Tony Armas, Wayne Gross, and Dwayne Murphy were with Oakland for awhile…but for that long?

The same guys in four seasons.

The same guys in four seasons.

This series shows the progression of style in both hairdos and facial hair.  Dick Bosman goes from straight hair and clean-shaven in 1976 to a perm and a mustache in 1977.  Jeff Jones and Mike Norris both go from clean-shaven to mustachioed.  Jim Todd goes from mustache to full beard.

Dick Bosman has one pose and he has no problem with that.

Also, Dick Bosman has one pose and he has no problem with that.

This series of cards could be used for a battery in an A’s game in all three seasons shown.

Teammates!

Teammates!

Don’t stare at the Dave McKay cards too long.  You will lose track of time.

Rob

Rob Picciolo was a Brewer!

The 1978 A’s don’t believe in everyone wearing the same uniform for the team photo.  Top Row: Gold-Green-Gold-Green-Gold-Green-Gold-Green-Gold…The coaching staff in the center going with the white jerseys and the guy on the far right is wearing the white hat with the gold jersey….INDIVIDUALS!!!

Check out the Checkered Sports Jacket on the left!

Check out the Checkered Sports Jacket on the left!

Rickey doesn’t have time to do more than one photo shoot a year.

Pretty sure the two cards (Middle & Right) are County Stadium.

Pretty sure the two cards (Middle & Right) were taken at Milwaukee County Stadium.

BILLY BALL!

Posing for baseball cards may have been the least favorite thing that Billy Martin did.

Posing for baseball cards may have been the least favorite thing that Billy Martin did.

Let’s take a look at the back of this card:

I think this covers only about HALF of Billy's managerial jobs.

I think this covers only about HALF of Billy’s managerial jobs.

Past Wild Card Wednesdays:

New York Mets

Seattle Mariners

Toronto Blue Jays

Montreal Expos

Pittsburgh Pirates

New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox

St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago White Sox

Baltimore Orioles

Kansas City Royals

Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves

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