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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!

1975 Topps Set Card 79/660 – #635 – Chuck Dobson, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 79/660 – #635 – Chuck Dobson, Angels

Progress: 79/660

Player Name:  Chuck Dobson

Card Number:  635

Team:  California Angels

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1966-71, 1973-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Dobson appeared in 9 games for the Angels in 1975.  He went 0-2 in those 9 appearances while working 28 innings and allowing 26 runs.  He had an ERA of 6.75 in ’75 while striking out 14 and walking 13.

Notes From Career:  In 9 seasons, Chuck Dobson amassed a 74-69 record in 190 career starts.  He threw 49 career shutouts and 11 shutouts.  In 1970, Dobson led the league i starts with 4 and in shutouts with 5.  Over the span of his career, Dobson struck out 758 batters while walking 476.

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1975 Topps Set Card 77/660 – #321 – Rudy May, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 77/660 – #321 – Rudy May, Yankees

Progress: 77/660

Player Name:  Rudy May

Card Number:  321

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1965, 1969-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  May started 31 games for the Yankees in 1975.  He went on to win 14 games while losing 12.  May threw 13 complete games in ’75, with 1 shutout.  He had an ERA of 3.06 while striking out 145 batters in 212 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  May finished his career with a record of 152-156.  He started 360 games during his big league career, completing 87 of them.  He also has 24 shutouts to his credit.  In 2,622 innings of work, May struck out 1,760 batters while compiling a 3.46 ERA.  During his career, May made it to the postseason twice, never winning a World Series title.

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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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1989 HEADLINE: Jim Abbott Makes Major League Debut!!!

1989 HEADLINE: Jim Abbott Makes Major League Debut!!!

On this day in 1989 Jim Abbott made his major league debut with the California Angels.

Prior to this day, Abbott had already conquered Little League, High School baseball, Collegiate Baseball, and even The Olympics.  Yet this day stands alone.  On this day he stood toe to toe with the best baseball players in the world and was their peer.  Disability or not, he made it to the major leagues defying odds and hurdling obstacle after obstacle that was thrown his way.

On the day, and in front of more than 46,000 fans in attendance, Abbott got hit pretty hard by the Mariners.  Going just 4 2/3 innings, he allowed 6 hits and 6 runs.  He took a loss and the team lost the game 7-0.

Mr. Jim Abbott – A true baseball hero and icon!!!!

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!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 60/660 – #382 – Don Baylor, Orioles

1975 Topps Set Card 60/660 – #382 – Don Baylor, Orioles

Progress: 60/660

Player Name:  Don Baylor

Card Number:  382

Team:  Baltimore Orioles

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1970-88

Notes From His 1975 Season:   The 1975 baseball season was Baylor’s final one in Baltimore.  He played in 145 game for the team while hitting .282 and connecting for 25 home runs.  Baylor scored 79 runs, drove in 76, and was hit by a league leading 13 pitches while at the plate.

Notes From Career:  Baylor played for six different teams during his 19-year career.  He collected 2,135 hits with 366 doubles and 338 home runs.  Baylor also stole 285 bases en route to scoring 1,236 runs in 2,292 games. He won the Silver Slugger Award three times, was an All-Star, and a league MVP in 1979.  Baylor was part of the 1987 World Series champion Minnesota Twins.

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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…