30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bleedin' Green and Gold

I can't believe it's only been ten years since Bobby Crosby took home the American League Rookie of the Year award.  Seriously... for some reason it feels a lot longer.  Many A's fans were excited about the young slugging shortstop who was going to fill the void Miguel Tejada left behind.  And in 2004 (his first full season), he didn't disappoint.

Crosby hit 22 home runs, drove in 64 runs, collected 130 hits, and was one vote shy from winning the prestigious award unanimously.  He stayed with the Athletics for five more seasons, but never quite lived up to expectations.

But that's okay.  He's still part of Oakland's history... and one of the seven Rookie of the Year award winners over the past twenty-nine years.

2008 Topps Highlights Autographs #BC

And this cool card is my eighth autograph of Mr. Crosby... which arrive courtesy of Comatoad over at Bleeding' Brown and Gold:

Thank you Comatoad for the awesome Christmas present!  I hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season.  I'll be sending something your way in early January.

Happy Friday and sayonara!


  1. I agree. Feels like that was a long time ago. I really enjoyed following those A's teams.

    1. Yeah... I've been meaning to write up a tribute to the Hudson, Mulder, and Zito trifecta. It was a lot of fun watching those guys.