Spring 2020 Premier Auction - Closes April 11
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Was there a player cooler than Vida Blue?

In addition to being the answer to the great trivia question "Who was the last switch-hitter to win the American League MVP award," Vida Blue was a beast of a pitcher, who won both the Cy Young and MVP award in 1971, with a 24-8 record and a blistering 1.82 earned run average.  This beautiful size 7 A's cap comes from the collection of Ted Patterson, and exhibits signs of heavy use, with significant staining and dirt throughout, along with visible wear and sweat stains on the brim and band.  Blue's number 35 is written in marker on the brim.  An outstanding relic from one of the era's great pitchers, a six-time All-Star who won 20 games in three different seasons and 18 games twice more, who retired with a lifetime ERA of just 3.27 in a 17-year career.

Vida Blue 1971-72 Oakland Athletics Game-Worn Cap (MEARS)Vida Blue 1971-72 Oakland Athletics Game-Worn Cap (MEARS)Vida Blue 1971-72 Oakland Athletics Game-Worn Cap (MEARS)
Vida Blue 1971-72 Oakland Athletics Game-Worn Cap (MEARS)
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $720
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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