Just because: 1973 Oakland A's figurine
Doubtless you've heard of the sports action figure, but what about a figurine of an entire World Series-winning team?
Among many things for which I'm thankful, I'm also thankful for living in a world that made this:
The "Mustache Gang" A's (they were paid bonuses to grow facial hair!) were indeed a compelling lot, in that they won many games and championships, very often hated each other in the process and had an owner -- Charlie O. Finley -- who was clinically banana-town.
That's manager Dick Williams on the far left, and I do believe there's Bert Campaneris, Sal Bando, Gene Tenace, Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter, among others.
Why, again, aren't these made for every World Series winner, both since time immemorial and until the mountains crumble into the sea (i.e., Dec. 21)? Have they not earned such a tribute?
Also: I would like to buy this thing.