Category Archives: Reggie Jackson – Mr. October

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Pastime’s Pastime

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Pastime’s Pastime

This card is the third of three cards of Reggie Jackson that I scored from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card release.

It is also the first one that I am showing off from the “Pastime’s Pastime” subset.

Have a look:

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The card’s design is nice, and I really like the print style used on the card, but I don’t know why they made it all so dark?  Maybe to contrast the base set?  For me, it is just dark enough to be a distraction, but not dark enough to make the card horrible – I guess A&G found the sweet-spot…

And I have to say that while the image is far from superb, I am always happy to see a young Reggie Jackson on a modern baseball card!

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Base

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Base

It’s only fitting that I feature a Reggie Jackson baseball card after showing off one of Thurman Munson, right??

Well, if you know the Yankees history and you know of these two players and their fiery personalities, than you know that they were not the best of friends, not by a long shot.

Each guy had their temperaments, and each one wanted to win.  They just approached it differently, which is what led to multiple blow-ups between the two.

But, they succeeded – winning back to back championships at the conclusion of the 1977 and 1978 World Series’.

2 guys with 2 very different personalities, but they did find a way to win together!

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And that is one way to write a blog post that has nothing to do with the card you are featuring.  And I am OK with that since this A&G product is a major yawn…

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Reggie Jackson 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Base

Well, I have not picked up many cards from the new Allen & Ginter set, but the ones that I have are directly linked to my most precious player collections.

Like this one of Hall of Famer, Reggie Jackson!

Check it out:

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While the image used is not one that is very unique, it does feature a young Reggie from his first stint with the Oakland A’s.  And for this collector, that is something to enjoy.

Would I rather the card have an image of Reggie in action?  Yes, but I know that is not the ‘MO’ of Ginter.

So, I scoop up this card happily and insert it into my collection that honors his great career.

 

1993 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Inducted Into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame

1993 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Inducted Into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1993, Reggie Jackson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

A colorful player both on and off the field, I am fairly certain that Reggie’s speech was a classic.  If only there was YouTube back in 1993…

A member of the ‘500 HR Club’, a league MVP, a 5-time World Series champion, and a Hall of Famer, it does not get much better than Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

Happy Anniversary to 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…