Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Sunday, April 25, 2010

1976 Topps #421 - Oakland A's

Even though they started losing players to trades and free agency, the Oakland A's were still a force to be reckoned with in 1976. They had six players who stole 20 or more bases, including Bill North (75) and Bert Campaneris (54), and Don Baylor (52). After the 1976 season the bottom fell out and the A's took a few years to get back to contention. They didn't have a manager when this card was printed, but they were able to hire a manager (Chuck Tanner) for the '76 season.


  • Team Record: 87-74 (2nd in AL West, 2.5 games behind Kansas City)

  • Team Attendance: 780,593 (11th in AL)

  • Team Batting: .246 (9th in AL)

  • Team Home Runs: 113 (4th in AL)

  • Team Stolen Bases: 341 (1st in AL)

  • Team ERA: 3.26 (3rd in AL)

  • Team Fielding: .977 (7th in AL)

  • Batting Average Leader: Bill North (.276)

  • Home Run Leader: Sal Bando (27)

  • RBI Leader: Joe Rudi (94)

  • Stolen Base Leader: Bill North (75)

  • Wins Leader: Vida Blue (18)

  • Losses Leader: Vida Blue (13)

  • Saves Leader: Rollie Fingers (20)

  • AL Batting Leaders: Bill North (stolen bases - 75, caught stealing - 29); Don Baylor (hit by pitch - 20)

  • AL All Stars: Rollie Fingers (P); Phil Garner (2B)

  • AL Gold Gloves: Joe Rudi (OF)

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