Monday, February 23, 2009

Wampum #60

1977 Oakland A'sOne of my newly discovered favorite blogs is the obsessively comprehensive UNIBLOG.

This fun blog is written by ESPN's Paul Lukas and is an ongoing project that deconstructs the finer points of sports uniforms in excruciating detail. In short, it is right down my alley. About two weeks ago he had a link to a unique Dick Allen Oakland Athletics picture I have never seen before. Finding new 1977 shots is very rare and I love it.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive Dept.: Here’s a shot of Dick Allen with his “Wampum” NOB (Name On Back) courtesy of John Moist. In case you don’t know the story, Wampum was the name of Allen’s hometown high school, and he was in the class of ’60. …


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