Best way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1974 A’s Championship

Once more in '74.  It started as a rallying cry for the season, but the Oakland A's delivered on the promise and became one of the best teams of all-time by winning their third consecutive championship. The Swinging A’s were the hottest thing in the Bay Area led by the hitting exploits of Reggie Jackson and Captain Sal Bando. Packed with some power bats, it was really the pitching that carried them to a title.  Cy Young winner Catfish Hunter, and Vida Blue were a formidable duo and the A’s had one of the best closers of all-time in Rollie Fingers to slam the door.  To celebrate that historic season, Topps has mined its archives to create a limited edition collection box filled with items that all true A’s fans must have.

"Extensive research went into crafting each collection," said Michael Bramlage, Vice President and General Manager at Topps. "With over 75 years of MLB history—from one-of-a-kind photography to iconic graphic design—stored in the Topps Archives, each collection feels like an authentic time capsule from your favorite team’s most memorable year."   The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday, just as fans remember them. 

Each collection box contains the following items: 

•       1 Wax Pack Poster Set (5 posters)

•       6 Team Patches

•       6 Team Buttons

•       1 Team Pennant

•       1 Team T-shirt

•       1 Team Hat

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"Collectability is part of our DNA," said Bramlage. "We were inspired by sneakerhead culture and sought to create a line of limited edition products that could not only be collected, but also worn and shown off as a fashion statement."

Our favorite memory about the ’74 team was watching "designated runner" Herb Washington steal bases.  We want to hear from you about your favorite memory in the comments section or on facebook.com/ToppsShop or @ToppsShop

Get your Limited Edition Box, or just pick up a shirt, hat, or wall art at www.topps.com/athletics-collection?pm=true

The Editorial Staff of SB Nation was not involved in the creation or production of this special advertiser feature.

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