Reggie Jackson 2010 Topps – 1974 MLB All-Star Game Commemorative Patch
I thought that this card would be a fun way to close out my 31-day celebration of Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.
The card is sweet, and it features a very classic and plain design that is highlighted by a vintage photo and manufactured patch.
Have a look:
This one is a very nice addition to my collection that honors Reggie.
But, I am a bit puzzled by the card too.
The moment that the card is celebrating is the 1974 MLB All-Star. Sure, Reggie played in the game but he was far from the star on that day. In three at-bats, Reggie went hitless while striking out twice. It was Steve Garvey that helped the NL to a 7-2 victory.
I’ve looked at other box scores of Reggie’s other All-Star game appearances, and he certainly had better ones than the one in 1974.
So, did Topps simply have an overabundance of 1974 All-Star Game patches? Could be.
The card leaves me happy to be the owner, but definitely confused as well…