Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Next up in the “Future Stars” thread is all-star third baseman Sal Bando, yet another former star at Arizona State who went on to Major League fame:

Bando was coming off of three championships as part of the Oakland A’s dynasty, anchoring their infield with three top-4 finishes in the American League MVP voting before signing with the Milwaukee Brewers during the great “purge” of Oakland after the 1976 season.
He’d play the final five years of his big league career with Milwaukee before retiring after the 1981 season, but never really put together the numbers he had while out West.
Nevertheless, he’d finish with 242 homers with 1039 runs batted in and 982 runs scored in his 16-year career, with six 20+ homer seasons along with two 100+ RBI campaigns.


  1. It was the beginning of the Brewers turn towards the post-season and the World Series.

    Nice card, Gio!


  2. Another great card. Johnny nailed it yesterday; I don't always look first thing in the morning, but I do tune in everyday. Always looking for Royals but I always look forward to seeing what you have created...and this is definitely a hit. I adore action shots!! Gio, I know there are a lot of us our here that appreciate everything you create, and we thank you!!

  3. For some reason today, I was thinking of a 1972 "in action" card u did of Gene Tennace this past Thanksgiving. That card was a shot of a meeting on the mound that included Bando. All were wearing those cool early '70s yellow vest uniforms with the green numbers, sleeves and trim. Who knew?



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