Making bold fashion statements with tight-fitting knit apparel, bright colors and facial hair previously unseen at the big league level, the 1970s “Mustache Gang” powered Oakland to three successive titles. Worn by one of those players, this green satin-like button down jacket features “A’s” sewn to the left breast in white-on-yellow twill. Within the collar, a cloth hanger is accompanied by a handwritten notation of “32,” suggesting the garment belonged to reliever Darold Knowles. More on our website.
The jacket shows heavy wear with perspiration-induced soiling within the collar, as well as an illegible black marker notation next to the handwritten “32” identifier. The “A’s” twill logo dates the jacket to 1970 or later, as the club had previously used “A.” Green-white-and-yellow striped stretch ribbed cotton lines the collar, waistline and sleeve endings.
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