Dowdle Folk Art Jigsaw Puzzle - Oakland Athletics 500 Pieces
Seldom has a franchise done so much with so little. The Oakland A’s are the working man’s team. From the Spartan setting of Alameda County Coliseum - not nestled in a park like setting but in a dingy grey industrial area - to MLB’s tightest Salaries there is nothing luxurious here. What you will find though is a franchise ranked 3rd (behind only the Yankees and Cardinals) with 9 World Series Titles. Founded in 1901 in Philadelphia the team won 3 of 4 World Series from 1910 – 1913 and back to back Series in 1929-1930. They spent the years of 1955-1967 without much acclaim in St. Louis before being moved to Oakland in 1968. After being call a “White Elephant” by NY Giants manager John McGraw the team adopted the image as their mascot (even though once owner, Charles O’Finley tried changing it to a donkey during the St Louis period.) Today “Stomper” the elephant patrols the field to cheer the A’s on to victory. Perennial pennant contenders the A’s have the AL record for consecutive wins at 20 in 2002. There are talks about a new stadium but for now enjoy a game in the shadow of Mount Graham. The baseball stadium series of puzzles illustrates his remarkable attention to detail and his passion for creating fun and entertaining pieces. Dowdle paintings are a unique way to see the simple, beautiful things in life. These witty and clever paintings of famous locations and cities will delight you as you begin to see them take shape. One of the special aspects of the paintings is the feeling of culture that jumps out at you. The pictures take the deepest cultural feelings, buildings, stories, people, events and scenery from all of your favorite cities. Enjoy a night with your family or friends and build a deeper appreciation for the people and places around you as you build these puzzles piece by piece.
- This 500-piece puzzle of the Oakland A's Stadium comes with full color image insert
- Fun and entertaining items are found within the intricate details of the artwork
- Finished puzzle measures 16" x 20"
Re-closable collectors box with sleeve
- Made in America from high quality materials.
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