Commemorative Ticket Stock Carefully Selected

One of our favorite topics of discussion with Season Ticket Holders relates to the season ticket stock. Ticket plans paid in full by the February deadline received commemorative ticket stock in bound booklets. A’s Season Ticket Holders will notice that, for the first time, each game is unique by game date helping to commemorate 40 years of Oakland Athletics baseball in the Bay Area. A full-season ticket book has 80 unique tickets. 

 

Savvy Season Ticket Holders may also notice that some of the photos are not random.  For example:

  • Players are featured on their bobblehead giveaway dates. Most recently Dick Williams on July 27.
  • Our replica jersey promotional dates coincide with the player featured on the ticket. For example, Vida Blue is featured June 22 and Dave Stewart is featured on July 13.
  • Player birthdays are also celebrated: Frank Thomas on May 27.

 

An interesting tidbit about Mark Ellis: He was featured on our May 7 ticket vs. Baltimore. Mark hit his first career walk-off home run in the 10th inning, winning the game for Oakland 6-5 and preserving a three game sweep of the Orioles. Are we clairvoyant in the A’s Ticket Services Office? Short answer: Yes.

 

Some of our office favorite tickets this season… 

 

Josh most enjoys the May 24 ticket. A huge Stew fan growing up in Ohio, Josh wound up working for his favorite team.

 

Adam likes the jubilation on catcher Ray Fosse’s face on June 28. Now an A’s broadcaster, we enjoy Ray for more than just his athletic prowess. 

 

Catherine and Travis think the July 26 ticket with MC Hammer and Rickey Henderson is most amusing. Travis lobbied for the photo to be used on the ticket stock for the historical uniqueness and Travis’ penchant for wearing “Hammer pants.” 

 

David is happy to celebrate Vida Blue’s 1970 no hitter to the day on the September 21 ticket. It is also the final home game of the regular season and a fond farewell. 

 

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7 Comments

The commemorative tickets are fantastic! Except that Mark Ellis’ birthday is June 6.

Ha! You’re so right. Obviously when you spend so much time creating the tickets you spend less time editing your blog. Thanks for the catch!

Glad to see another team takes such pride in the Season Tickets. We do the same here at the Tigers, but we never went so far as to do player birthdays–we’ll have to do that for 2009! In ’08 we commemorated Anniversaries. You can see one of them here: http://tigers.mlblogs.com/archives/2008/06/ticket_talk_as_we_approach_the.html

Awesome! Nice ticket ComericaPark. Notice you have the Topps trading card design on the ticket. We use that design on our Diamond Vision when introducing A’s players and starting line-ups. Good stuff.

By-the-way everyone, Adam printed a large image of his favorite Ray Fosse ticket, image above. Mr. Fosse stopped by the office a few weeks ago and autographed the over sized ticket for Adam. Adam is a very happy fellow.

Hi, Any chance you would have some 08 tickets with Henderson left from 08? I am looking for these dates. I will buy the Rickeys from you if you have them. Thanks.

May 2
May 6
June 12
July 26
Sept. 19

Hi Ken,

You’re in luck! Expect us to email you shortly.

Go A’s!

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