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Reggie Jackson 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic

Reggie Jackson 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic

WOW!

Look at that smooth and power-packed swing by Reggie on this shot used for his 2005 Upper Deck SP Authentic baseball card:

 

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Full of power and speed, Reggie could mash with the best of them!

This card is neat in that the colors work well together.  However, I do find all of the random graphic elements to be a bit of a distraction.  I like the border on the left side, and the nameplate is fine (though a bit irregular).  The part that disturbs me is the graphic that runs horizontally right behind Reggie.  What is that supposed to be?  Personally, I would have liked to have seen a muted backdrop of Yankee Stadium behind #44 – keep it light and clean allowing Reggie’s image to stand out and be the centerpiece.

Instead, I feel like I am looking at an ink-blot, trying to find the butterfly…

Reggie Jackson 2000 Upper Deck Yankees Legends – ‘The New Dynasty’

Reggie Jackson 2000 Upper Deck Yankees Legends – ‘The New Dynasty’

Here is a neat card I picked up of Reggie issued by Upper Deck in 2000.

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The card is from the Yankees Legends set and is tagged as ‘The New Dynasty’.

While I like the theme, and the overall look of the card, I am a but puzzled by the ‘New’ part of the set name.

There is nothing ‘New’ about the dynasty that the Yankees built.  The team is the most winning franchise in all of baseball history, and the margin is wide.  They, like all teams, have had their runs of good spans and bad spans, but tagging the set as ‘The New Dynasty’ does not seem appropriate for this franchise.

Still, a great looking baseball card that features #44 as the main attraction!  I LOVE IT!

1977 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Steals The Show In Game 6 With Three Home Runs!!!

1977 HEADLINE: Reggie Jackson Steals The Show In Game 6 With Three Home Runs!!!

On this day in 1997, Reggie Jackson took the baseball world for a ride when he connected for three home runs, in three consecutive at-bats, with each homer coming on the first pitch that came his way.

And the three pitches came from three different pitchers!

Jackson and his Yankees teammates were leading the 1977 World Series 3 games to 2 games, when Reggie stole the show and single-handidly clinched the championship for the Yankees.

This performance is considered to be one of the most dynamic and legendary moments in the history of the game.

Mr. October was born on 10/18/1977!!

Happy Birthday Reggie!!!

Reggie Jackson 1983 Fleer Stickers – Mini = STINKER!

Reggie Jackson 1983 Fleer Stickers – Mini

‘Ok, Reggie, Smile for the camera’.

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Jeez, talk about a horrible product out of Fleer on this one, huh.

No company branding, team branding, or anything dynamic to look at.  Even one of  the most animated and exciting personalities in the game could not save this one..

Nothing personal, Reggie.

Reggie Jackson 2005 Topps Retired Signature

Reggie Jackson 2005 Topps Retired Signature

The ‘Retired Signature’ set issued by Topps in 2005 has always been a favorite of mine.  I have a nice Andre Dawson card from this release in my collection, and an autographed one too.

As soon as I saw that Reggie was on the checklist, I went after it.

And I am very pleased with the results – this card is a beauty!!

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Look at that young Reggie with two bats perched over his shoulder –  what a stud!

And those old two-tone Oakland Athletics uniforms from the early 1970’s are sweet too!  You can really get a sense of how in shape Reggie was in this uniform, his muscles are practically bulging out of his jersey – quite a rarity from the ‘standard’ baseball player physique during the 1970’s.

 

Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards

Lot Of 2 Reggie Jackson 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Cards

I know that there are a bunch of cards in this set that feature #44, and in time I will look to keep adding more and more of them to my collection.

I was able to score two of them recently, and each acknowledges Reggie during a different decade in which he played for the Yankees.

On the right, the card celebrates his time between 1970-1980, and the card on the left honors Reggie’s time in pinstripes between 1980-1990.

Have a look:

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As a whole, Reggie Jackson spent 5 seasons of his career with the Bronx Bombers, from 1977-1981.

Luckily, for Upper Deck and for collectors like me, Reggie gets love in this set from both decades!

1975 Topps Set Card 289/660 – #422 – Brian Downing, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 289/660 – #422 – Brian Downing, White Sox

Progress: 289/660

Card Number:  422

Player Name: Brian Downing

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position: Catcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 20 seasons, 1973-92

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Brian Downing played in 138 games for the White Sox in 1975.  He hit .240 in those contests as he connected for 101 hits in 420 at-bats.  Downing drove in 41 runs during the season while also scoring 58 times.

Notes From Career:  Brian Downing played for three different clubs during his 20-season career.  Downing is a 1-time All-Star catcher, and has 2,099 hits in 2,344 games played.  He has a lifetime .267 batting average with 275 home runs, 1,073 career RBI, and 1,188 runs scored.

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