Tony Oliva

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Birthdate 07/20/1940
Death Date
Debut Year 1962
Year of Induction
Teams Twins
Positions Designated Hitter, Right Field

The 1964 American League Rookie of the Year, Tony Oliva was an eight-time All Star, three-time batting champ, and a Gold Glove winner.

In the collection:

American League batting champion card signed by three legends

American League batting champion card signed by three legends

The 1964 Rookie of the Year, Tony Oliva was purely dominant for his first eight seasons before injuries slowed him. Shown here is a 1966 batting leaders card featuring and signed by Frank Robinson, Oliva, and Al Kaline. Robinson hit .316 to win his only batting crown and the AL Triple Crown. Three-time batting champ Oliva finished second. Oliva is widely
Tony Oliva 1970 signed endorsement questionnaire from MLBPA

Tony Oliva 1970 signed endorsement questionnaire from MLBPA

The Major League Baseball Players Association sent out questionnaires like this one to its players to determine what endorsements each man had. Today’s players compliment their baseball salary with off field endorsement but that wasn’t always the case. This document filled out by Tony Oliva on
Closeup of 1973 Tony Oliva signature on endorsement questionnaire from MLBPA

Closeup of 1973 Tony Oliva signature on endorsement questionnaire from MLBPA

Shown here is the closeup of Tony Oliva’s signature at the bottom of the 1970 MLBPA endorsement questionnaire. Directly under his signature, Oliva has penned “Minnesota Twins”, the team he player for not only in 1970, but for the entirety of his 15-year career. The Cuban-born Oliva
Tony Oliva signed Autoball contract

Tony Oliva signed Autoball contract

According to baseball-reference.com, Oliva made as much as $100,000 in a season only once. Players sometimes had off-season jobs and also relied on money from endorsement deals. In the collection is one such endorsement. Signed just nine games into his big league career, this contract calls for Oliva’s signature to appear on souvenir
1964 Twins Rookie Stars card signed by Tony Oliva

1964 Twins Rookie Stars card signed by Tony Oliva

A pair of signed baseball cards including Tony Oliva’s rookie card is shown here. The 1964 American League Rookie of the Year, Oliva was an All Star for his first eight full seasons. He also led the league in hits five seasons, was a three-time batting champ, and a Gold Glove outfielder. Oliva

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