Category Archives: Reggie Jackson – Mr. October

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck UD Decades ‘Disco Era Dandies’

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck UD Decades ‘Disco Era Dandies’

My friends, sometimes a card company just gets it right.

The card theme is matched perfectly by the card’s design.  And you get a work of art.

Upper Deck was excellent at doing this.  And this card of Reggie Jackson from their 2001 UD Decades ‘Disco Era Dandies’ is an awesome baseball card.

Enjoy!

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Told ya!

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Legends Of New York’ – ’78 Banner Seasons

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck ‘Legends Of New York’ – ’78 Banner Seasons

I’ve got a few cards from this set, and they are all pretty nice.  The images are sharp and clean, and while done in Black and White, you don’t feel like the lack of color takes away from the image used.

Also, that Blue ‘Yankees’ nameplate is done in a felt, fuzzy material.  Remember some of those wacky stickers we used to have as kids?  Yeah, that material is on this card too.

Check it out:

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Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

Baseball Card Show Purchase #6 – Reggie Jackson 2014 Donruss

The lone modern card of a legend of the game that I scored at the card show came from the new 2014 Donruss release.

And had it not been for the fact that this card was sitting on the top of a stack of cards from that set, I more than likely would have missed it altogether.

The star?

Reginald Martinez Jackson – Yessir, Reggie!

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I like the look of this one.  It is the first one that I have seen with the Blue border accents and it works nicely with the Yankees colors and ‘New York’ banner on the bottom of the card.

And the image works too because you don’t get the sense that it was solely chosen due to the fact that the Yankees logo has been removed from Reggie’s jersey and cap.

A very nice addition to my Reggie Jackson collection.

Reggie Jackson 1984 Ralston Purina 1st Annual Collector’s Edition

Reggie Jackson 1984 Ralston Purina 1st Annual Collector’s Edition

I’m all for scooping up oddball baseball cards as I think that they absolutely have  their place in the hobby when reviewing the overall production of cards and how the country has reacted to the popularity of baseball cards since their creation.

But, I was going to put a baseball card in a time capsule to show kids 100 years from now what entertained children and adults from the 1980′s, I would not use this card of Reggie Jackson from the 1984 Purina 33-card collector’s edition set as my piece of history.

Have a look:

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I love the player, but this one is just awful…  WHOA!!!

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Golden Moments – ‘Seeking Separation’

Reggie Jackson 2012 Topps Golden Moments – ‘Seeking Separation’

Amazingly, I still have a handful of cards from the 2012 Topps Golden Moments subset that I have yet to show off on the blog.  I guess that is what happens when you have a subset that features more than 100 cards…

Of the ones I have left, many of them offer incredible images.

This is not one of them so I will this one out of the way quickly…

Still, it does feature one of my favorite legends of the sport – Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.

Have a  look:

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Reggie usually gets incredible image selection for his baseball cards so I cannot complain for too long about this one.

But, I can look forward to the next…

Reggie Jackson 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

Reggie Jackson 2013 Topps Update ‘Postseason Heroes’

I had to grab one of these cards when I was building this ‘Postseason Heroes’ subset, so I naturally had to pick up another one for my Reggie Jackson player collection too.

I love this card, though I do wish that the image was not so zoomed in…

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We can imagine who the Yankees were playing on this day.  But, it would be so much nicer if we could make out a little more of the scene.

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Colgan’s Chips Disc – New York

Reggie Jackson 2013 Panini Cooperstown – Colgan’s Chips Disc – New York

I believe that this is the final ‘Chips’ card that I wanted to grab from the 2013 Panini Cooperstown set.

I already had the California version of Reggie’s card from the set, so going after this one was natural.

But, because this is his New York card it has been a little tougher to grab at  a bargain price.

Still, I did not pay that much – and my patience paid off as I finally scored the card for a cool $1.00.

Have a look:

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Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ Chrome – 1982 Topps Design

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps ’50 Years’ Chrome – 1982 Topps Design

I love collecting baseball cards of Reggie Jackson.  He is one of my favorite all-time players, and he is undoubtedly one of the greatest personalities in all of baseball.

Still, I do run across cards of him that are simply bad.

And this is one of them…

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The card comes from the Chrome version of the 2001 ’50 Years’ set, and it features a new image with the 1982 Topps baseball card design.

It is just WAY TOO ZOOMED-IN!!!!

1972 Topps American League Home Run League Leader Card w/Reggie Jackson!

1972 Topps American League Home Run League Leader Card w/Reggie Jackson!

While most of the Reggie Jackson cards that I score are from modern issues, I still keep my eyes open for vintage goodies that I can add to my collection that feature Mr. October.

And my latest purchase is just that – a card from the 1972 Topps baseball card set.

This is the League Leaders card that celebrates the American League home runs leaders from the 1971 baseball season.

Check it out:

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As for the numbers, Bill Melton paced the AL with 33 home runs while both Norm Cash and Reggie Jackson connected for 32 round-trippers.

And in today’s game, there is usually at least 1-2 players chasing 30 by the All-Star break…

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ w/Duke Snider & Sammy Sosa

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Generations’ w/Duke Snider & Sammy Sosa

I have a few of these cards in my collection.  And I love the look.

See for yourself:

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The look is clean and crisp, though I do wish that the player images were larger.

Oh, and I would also be fine if the card did not include Sammy Sosa as a part of the players being showcase.  As you all know, I just don’t care for the guy.

Thankfully, I have a lot of respect for Duke Snider, and Reggie Jackson is one of my all-time favorites.  I get to look past Sosa being on the card so I can focus on the ‘good guys’.