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Oakland a's uni question


mr71

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Okay, here I go again with my regularly scheduled uni inquiry.  The latest Oakland A's Cooperstown Collection jersey by Majestic is a yellow one with a white A logo on the left chest.  What year is this from?  I want to buy it and have Reggie Jackson's name and number customized on it.  BTW, does anyone have a link to a site with all the unis the A's wore in the 70's?  Thanks!
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They wore those from 1972 to 1982.

Actually, since it's the yellow jersey with the white "A" with green trim, that would be from the 1972 season.  I believe for 1973, they changed to a green "A" with white trim on the yellow jerseys.

As for customization, to stay true to the 1972 style, you'll want a white number with green trim on the back, as well as green letters for the last name straight across above the number (NOT arched).  Also, on the front, you'll want a white number with green trim to the left of the "A" -- in fancy Montreal Expos (pre-1992) font.

Hope this helps.

Andrew M. Greenstein

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I know Marc Okkonen's book has a few errors in it, and I guess this must be one of them.  It has the same white "A" logo from 72-82, with no mention of a green "A."  I know I have seen the one with green, and didn't last year's throwbacks have a green "A" also?
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I have a large picture of Reggie Jackson wearing the white jersey from 1972.  It should give you some idea about the font and placement of the number on the front.  I can scan it and send it to you.  As for the back, the key detail is the name on the back being straight, like you would find on a football jersey, as opposed to arched.  The numbers on the yellow jersey were white with a green outline and the name on the back was green only - no outline.
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Thanks SJ for the picture.  It will help out alot when I have this jersey customized.  The ironic part is that it will be of a guy who didn't play in the 72 World Series after messing up his leg in the ALCS.
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