Category Archives: Reggie Jackson – Mr. October

Reggie Jackson 1984 Drake’s Big Hitters

Reggie Jackson 1984 Drake’s Big Hitters

Ah, Drake’s!

One of my all-time favorite oddball baseball cards from the 1980’s has to be the ‘Drake’s Big Hitters’ cards.

The cards, offered inside boxes of Drake’s snack cakes, were such a fun set to go after as a kid.  And the designs were pretty nice too.

Here is the card of Reggie Jackson from the 1984 set:

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The Drake’s set became a staple set during the mid-80’s and the ‘limited edition’ feel that the set offered led to collector’s gobbling them up (and the snack cakes, too).

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck UD Decades ‘Decade Dateline’

Reggie Jackson 2001 Upper Deck UD Decades ‘Decade Dateline’

Yeah baby, another sweet 1970’s themed baseball card that features Mr. October – Reggie Jackson.

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This card comes courtesy of the 2001 Upper Deck UD Decades set and is part of the subset tagged as ‘Decade Dateline’.  I like that the card appears to be showing a picture of Reggie from the 1978 World Series in which he starred and single-handedly captured the win in the series clinching game.

As I slowly wind down my tribute to Reggie for the month of October, I would say that this is my favorite new addition that specifically comes from the game in which he earned the moniker, ‘Mr. October’.

Reggie Jackson 1986 Fleer Star Stickers

Reggie Jackson 1986 Fleer Star Stickers

During a recent shopping spree on Sportlots.com, I snagged a small stack of 1980’s Fleer stickers.

Last week, I showed you the Dave Winfield sticker from the 1986 set.  And now, I have the Reggie Jackson sticker from the same issue for you to enjoy.

Have a look:

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Again, since these were treated as ‘special’ or ‘limited’, I wish that the companies creating them gave us something more special with the images that they selected for the product.

Overall, the sticker design is nice, but if it had been capped off with a better image of #44, it could have gone from good to great rather quickly…

Just sayin’

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 1970 Topps Reprint

Reggie Jackson 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ – 1970 Topps Reprint

Here is another fun reprint card that I have added to my Reggie Jackson collection.

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This card comes from the 2011 Topps ’60 Years Of Topps’ set and as you can see, it features Reggie’s 1970 Topps baseball card.

I really like this young shot of Mr. October from this set.  It is cool to see him sans mustache and in those great 2-piece Athletics jerseys.  And if you look at the size of his arms and shoulders from this shot, you can truly see how big Reggie’s upper body is.  I’m sure that helped him connect for some of the 23 home runs that he hit in 1970.

1983 Fleer SuperStar Special ‘Home Run Threats’ With Ben Ogilvie & Reggie Jackson

1983 Fleer SuperStar Special ‘Home Run Threats’ With Ben Ogilvie & Reggie Jackson

Some of my favorite subsets from the 1980’s are Fleer’s ‘SuperStar Specials’ cards.  These cards often paired two or more All-Star level players that shared something in common.  The commonality could be anything – from name, to position played, to similar achievements.

Reggie Jackson was featured twice in the 1983 Fleer SuperStar Specials subset.  One card was actually a 2-piece card that he shared with teammate Rickey Henderson.

And the other card is one that he is on with Brewer’s player, Ben Ogilvie.

Here it is:

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Tagged as ‘Home Run Threats’, this card features two players that could mash home runs.  In 1980, Oglivie connected for a career high 41 home runs.  Reggie’s career high came in 1969 when he blasted 47.

Reggie Jackson 1984 Topps Cereal Series

Reggie Jackson 1984 Topps Cereal Series

Here is another neat oddball baseball card of Reggie Jackson that I have scored while celebrating Mr. October throughout October.

Let me also say sorry for the bad scan.

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The card is from the 1984 Topps Cereal Series set.  The ’84 set was the 1st issue of this release.  The set consisted of 33 total cards, and was distributed in Purina cereal boxes or through a mail-order program.

It’s nice to see Reggie in another set like this, I just wish that the card offered us an image that better displayed why he was chosen as one of 33 players to be included.

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps Traded – 50 Years Of Topps

Reggie Jackson 2001 Topps Traded – 50 Years Of Topps

The ‘Traded’ baseball card has always given us some pretty neat and wanted cards.

The 1982 Topps Traded set is no exception as it gives us one of the greatest rookie baseball cards of the last 50 years with Cal Ripken.

The ’82 set also brings us Reggie Jackson’s first card from Topps as a member of the California Angels.  And while the card does not offer a great image for us to enjoy, it does give us Reggie (and for me, that is enough).

With Topps’ 2001 product, they recognized their 50th anniversary and gave us a reprint set from the last 50 years.  Within that set is a reprint card of Reggie Jackson from the 1982 Topps Traded set.

Have a look:

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The lone difference between this one and the original is that ’50th Anniversary’ set logo in the upper-left corner.