Category Archives: Reggie Jackson – Mr. October

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Player Timelines’

Reggie Jackson 2005 Donruss Throwback Threads ‘Player Timelines’

I have a small stack of cards from this ‘PLayer Timelines’ set and I wish that I had more.  I like the homage that the card plays to the player’s full career, and I like that the card features multiple team logos.

Here is the Reggie Jackson card from the set.

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It’s not often that a card of Reggie Jackson that features an image of him sporting his California Angels uniform takes center stage over an image of him in his A’s or Yankees uniform, but I dig it.

And while Reggie may not have been as productive while with the Angels as he was with either team, the swing shown on the card shows that he still had some pop!!

Happy Birthday Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

Happy Birthday Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

You may know him as Reggie or as Mr. October or as 1 of the greatest World Series heroes in baseball history. However you know him, Reginald Martinez Jackson turns 68 years old today!!

I unquestionably consider Reggie Jackson as being one of the most dynamic players to ever play the game of professional baseball. On the very short list, I think that Reggie during his prime was one player that was worth the price of admission alone. His persona and ability were head and shoulders above most of his teammates and competitors and when Reggie got the chance to shine, he took full advantage… The result is one of the most impressive careers in baseball for a player playing in a major market city.

Happy Birthday ‘Mr. October’!!!

Reggie Jackson 1982 KMart “20th Anniversary – MVP Series”

Reggie Jackson 1982 KMart “20th Anniversary – MVP Series”

Gotta love the oddball baseball cards that littered the store shelves during the 1980′s.  From hardware stores to gas stations to discount stores – baseball cards were everywhere.

And KMart was one of those places.  And they partnered up with Topps a few times to have their own branded sets.

This Reggie Jackson card is from the 1982 KMart 20th Anniversary set.

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As you can see, the card features Reggie’s card from the 1973 Topps set.  I’d really like to grab that original one of these days…

 

Reggie Jackson 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

Reggie Jackson 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

I have a few cards from this set and it has always been one that has interested me.

Issued in 2002 as a part of the American Pie issue, American Sluggers offers a really interesting graphic design.  And I love the picture of Reggie that they chose for the card too!

Have a look:

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There he is – a very young Reginald Martinez Jackson in his vintage Oakland Athletics uniform.

I love the colors.  I love the afro-style haircut spilling from under his helmet.  And yes, I love his ‘stache too!

A gear addition to my collection that honors the sweet career of Mr. October!

Reggie Jackson 2008 Topps Triple Threads – Green

Reggie Jackson 2008 Topps Triple Threads – Green

While the design is far from the best that the Topps Triple Threads product has offered us over the last few years, the colors used on this card of Reggie Jackson from the 2008 set certainly work with his Oakland A’s garb.

The card is the Green version from the 2008 Triple Threads set, and it is serial numbered as 101/240.

Have a look:

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Again, I like the colors, but the design is a bit bland in comparison to Triple Threads’ designs that followed.

I will say that the Green bar that sits in between the two Black bars at the top of the card adds a nice touch.

And any time you can add a serial numbered Reggie Jackson card to your collection, it is a nice bonus!

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…