Kubiak got his start with the A's in the late 1960s, then played for 3 different teams before returning to Oakland just in time for the 1972-74 dynasty years—and making major contributions to the franchise's success. He was the ultimate utility player, as teammate Tony LaRussa later recounted with this high praise: “I always thought Kubiak was the most valuable player on that team because he could fill in for Dick Green at second or Campy Campaneris at short or Sal Bando at third and the team would go on winning.”
Appropriately for a defensive whiz, this pair includes Kubiak's well-preserved and supple Rawlings leather fielder's glove notated "KUBIAK" on the pinky finger. The second item is his New Era size 7-1/8 cap with the underside of the brim (peripheral vertical bend in brim) featuring Kubiak's "8" signature and a marker notation of his number "11". Auction LOA from JSA. Both offerings show nice usage. LOA from consignor, a former MLB team executive who personally received the items from Kubiak in 1976.
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