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1983 Oakland Athletics’
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This rare and extremely unique gem is of the 1983 Oakland Athletics' baseball team with 25 signatures.
Amongst the signatures are those of the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Billy Williams and Rickey Henderson.COMPLETE WITH LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PSA!Billy Williams began his major league career in 1959 with the Chicago Cubs and was selected Rookie of the Year in 1961. He was primary a left fielder but was also placed in right, center and first base occasionally. He set a National League record for consecutive games played with 1,117 from 1962-1971; because of this he was dubbed the “Iron Man” by some writers. From 1961-1973 Williams annually hit at least twenty home runs and was responsible for 84 more RBIs. Billy Williams is one of the most respected hitters of his era. In his Rookie of the Year he clouted 25 homes runs including 2 grand slams and drove 86 runs. In 1972 he was the National League batting champion and named the major League Player of the Year by The Sporting News, this also would be his last great season with the Chicago Cubs as he was traded to the Oakland Athletics team in 1974. In 1975 Williams helped the Athletics win the American League West Championships as a designated hitter with 23 home runs with 81 RBI. He retired from the MLB in 1976. He later became Hitting Coach for the Oakland Athletics’ from 1983-1985 and was inducted to the baseball hall of fame in 1987. Rickey Henderson started his career in the Minor Leagues, his first season was with the Boise A’s . Henderson spend the following season with the Modesto A’s. He spent the 1978 season with the Jersey City A’s and spent the winter season 1978-1979 with the Navajo Mayos in which he played 6 games for the team and won it’s first championship. Henderson made his major league debut when he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics’, playing for the team from 1979-1984. Henderson went on to numerous teams thought out his MLB career, (9) MLB teams from 1979-2003, including (4) stints with the Oakland Atheltics. He holds the major league records for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs. Henderson also holds the single-season record for stolen base, 130 in 1982 and is the only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season having done so three times.Nicknamed “ The Man of Steal” he is widely regarded as the sports greatest leadoff and baserunner. He holds the major league records for career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs. Henderson also hold the single-season record for stolen base, 130 in 1982 and is ht only player in AL history to steal 100 bases in a season having done so three times. Henderson made MLB history in 1983 with his 3rd 100 runs/100 stolen bases/100 bases on balls. Henderson was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.
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