It's Sunday. That means another autographed card.
It's Saturday, meaning the newest installment of Stadium Saturdays.
Today is another stadium that's no longer being used, but unlike Candlestick, is still standing.
Of course, it's the White Elephant known as Olympic Stadium
Today is Sunday. Another installment of Signature Sundays!
Today is a Canadian ballplayer who was enshrined in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022, though his induction year was 2020.. (Yay Covid....)
This week I'm hopping the San Francisco Bay over to Candlestick Park for my Stadium Saturdays series.
Candlestick was the home of the Giants from 1960-1999.
The Giants moved from New York in 1958. Candlestick wasn't finished so the team spent two seasons at Seals Stadium. When Candlestick opened, it originally was for baseball only. In 1971 the 49ers moved into the Stadium, causing an expansion and recongifuration of the stadium and field.
Interestingly enough, the Oakland Raiders played in the Stick in 1960 and 1961.
Sorry to say this week there won't be a Stadium post.. I've been dealing with mental and physical health all week and used up all my energy in 20 minutes at a BBQ today...
Signature Sunday is still a go..
I apologize for the inconvenience.
Today is Sunday. That means I show another autographed card from my collection.
Today it's Rowdy Tellez from the Topps Total Reboot debacle they made online exclusive.
It's Saturday, so that means another stadium on the tour. Now. I'm going to try not to dunk on the place too much given the recent events, but some of the things have been an issue throughout.
I'm of course, talking about Oakland-Alameda Network Associates McAfee Overstock.com O.co Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California.
So some of the things we know.. It's part of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex, which also has Oakland Arena.
In the 50s and 60s, Oakland, as well as pretty much every other city on the west coast, was fighting for expansion consideration from the major sports. Of course, by the start of the 60s, you had both the Dodgers and Giants in the area, but other cities wanted a piece of the pie.
In 1960 a non-profit group was started in Oakland to oversee the financing and development of a stadium. Local devleoper Robert T Nahas had the idea to have the facility privately financed with ownership transferring to the city.
In some respects, Nahas was the only reason the place even got built. He also had the unenviable task of dealing with Al Davis and Charlie O Finley. Oakland was on the radar for an expansion by the American League in 1961.
In 1965, The Cleveland Indians were rumoured to be moving to Oakland, but they stayed put. Instead, Charlie Finley was able to move to Oakland in 1968.